Hiking in the mountains didn't happen this weekend, but 4 hours of briskly strolling through Manhattan did, so I think I'll count this as my 3rd week in a row of hiking.
Matt and I grabbed bacon, egg & cheese sandwiches and caught the train into the city on Saturday morning. Delicious, although I have to remember in the future that if I'm going to have a large breakfast on the train I better sit in a car that's going forwards. Backwards= not so much fun.
We walked the 15+ blocks down to an outdoorsy type store called Paragon so Matt could pick up some gear for our trip to Yosemite in 2 weeks. (YAY!) We both had to resist the backpack section because we both love packs. On our way to Paragon we passed the Flat Iron Building.. actually, we passed the Flat Iron Building about 5 times, which means I took at least 5 pictures of the Flat Iron Building.
After Paragon we continued down towards Ippudo, a Japanese ramen restaurant that Matt's been wanting to go to since forever and I've been wanting to go to since he told me it existed. It was delicious. We ordered the pork buns and a bowl of ramen each. I had the miso ramen. I wish I had more right now.
Next time you're in Manhattan go to Ippudo. It is sooo good. But goodness- go for lunch. The dinner wait time can be 3 hours long and they do not take reservations. We had to wait 20 minutes around 12:30pm on a Saturday- not bad.
Also, be prepared to eat with chopsticks only. I personally love this challenge because I used to work for a Japanese company and I learned how to use chopsticks at a business luncheon from a large authentic German man who learned how to use them in the jungles of Singapore. Yup.
(but really, eating ramen noodles with chopsticks is kinda tricky and I usually wait to see how Matt does it before I dig in. He's a pro.)
No, I wasn't this hungry on Saturday.. I did not have Ippudo AND Shake Shack. I just felt the need to document the fact that we walked through Madison Park and did not get Shake Shack. That's ok though.. Shake Shack is also located in CitiField.. and where was I on Sunday? That's right.. a Met's Game at CitiField.. muhahaha.