Saturday, September 5, 2009

Long Walk

Today we woke up much earlier than usual (for a Saturday) and the weather was so beautiful, we decided to head out with Chalupa and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. We took a taxi down to Chambers Street, got a red Gatorade from the street vendor, and started walking. I haven't walked it since College, and last time I did it, I remember it being noisy and crowded and hot as Hell. Alicia had never done it, so we were all happy to be there.

Sure enough, it was crowded (difficult to walk Chalupa with her leash) and NOISY. The Bridge rattled and rumbled with traffic roaring by, and Chalupa didn't really seem to enjoy it very much. By 3/4 through, she was asking to be picked up and carried the rest of the way. It was very very sunny and hot, so, while I was fine, I think she was maybe just a bit overwhelmed.

Once we reached the far side (Brooklyn, of course) we sat in the grass under a shady tree for quite a while, just resting and enjoying the beautiful day.

Alicia had looked up some "famous" pizza place, so we walked there, only to find lines around the block! Forget it. We walked around in DUMBO, and enjoyed a little trek to Water Street, where we had a terrific lunch at The Water Street Restaurant and Lounge. I got the Fried Chicken sandwich (with delicious BBQ Mayonnaise? more like Honey, actually) while Alicia got Jerk Chicken Soft Tacos (with delicious Mango sauce) and a Polenta with Portabello Mushrooms. Chalupa sat on the bench at table level and enjoyed the sights and sounds, and hopped down to greet the gentlemen at the table next to us, while they proceeded to feed her French Fries for all of her tricks and dances she performed.

After Lunch, we got amazing home-made ice cream, and walked back towards the water, where we took the Water Taxi across the river to South Street Seaport (Chalupa hiding in our bag, since dogs were not allowed on the boat) and then a cab to the String Theory office, so we could cool down, rest, and I had to pick up a computer that was being repaired around the corner.

We are home, and relaxing watching TV, and I am sun burnt on my face.

A very good Day.

1 comment:

ajc said...

did you take that pic? I don't think I saw that one.