It has been really great to have my mom come visit. Even though its been raining since she arrived, we have been enjoying our time together. Yesterday it rained heavily so we decided to make it a movie day. We finally watched the Avengers together..WOW what an awesome movie! Though we loved all the characters, my mom's favorite was Thor and mine was between the Hulk and Captain America. I can't wait to watch it again when it comes on DVD. After the movies, we went home to have dinner together and then went to Junction Blvd to do a little NYC shopping. Then we went to Target to get some things and headed home.
This morning we were planning to go out with my aunt but she had to work. So we decided to visit Brooklyn and were delighted to have my dear friend Hilda join us in exploring the borough. We went to Knickerbocker Ave. which is a shopping strip in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I remembered that my soul sister Gigi took me there when I first arrived in NYC where we did a little shopping and I had my first Jamaican Beef Patty at Tony's Pizzeria. So my mom, Hilda, and I checked out the cool stores, ate some italian ice cream, and they both had their first Jamaican Beef Patty at Tony's. We had a great time and they loved the patties! We still had the whole evening ahead of us so we decided to head on to Coney Island. I was so excited for them to see the beautiful view of the Verrazano Bridge from the Belt Parkway, however it was so foggy all we can see was the very tip of the bridge. It was pretty spooky to see it but pretty cool. I wish they could have seen that view on a bright sunny day...its truly captivating! We finally arrived at Coney Island and enjoyed some of the boardwalk, the flea market, and Luna Park. Once we worked up an appetite we headed to Nathan's and scarfed down some famous hot dogs with cheesy fries, which is all part of the Coney Island experience. There are tons of Nathan's Hot Dogs around the city but the one in Coney Island is the original and its been there since 1912. I am glad I was able to take my mom and that Hilda was able to join us. We had a great time! Below are some photos of our adventures in Brooklyn!
|At Tony's Pizzeria enjoying Jamaican Beef Patties|
|At Luna Park, Coney Island Brooklyn|
|With Hil at Luna Park, Coney Island Brooklyn|
|So beautiful my mom : )|
|The real deal..Nathan's Hot Dogs!|
|Happy Hilda..so pretty!|
|Hey, how did this get in here?|
|Heart attack in a box..Cheesy Fries!|
|The three musketeers enjoying our dinner!|
|The fog covering the Verrazano-Bridge..spooky!|