Dad and Marilyn came to visit at the end of March. We had a fun weekend of bus touring and food. Day 1 started with brunch at the Mesa Grill. This habit of taking pictures of our food started here. (I do this all the time, I'm not even going to count the number of blog posts dedicated to pictures of dishes and food) And then I saw THIS article in the NY Times. We are oh so trendy.
Then we took the Up-town and Harlem bus. Then we went to Brooklyn for Grimaldi's pizza. Good pizza, but way long line. But while waiting in line, there was a store next door that sells clothes, scarves, gloves, and blankets made from Alpaca wool from Ecuador. I got a scarf and gloves. They were cute, but it was also freezing outside, so a win win.
Day two we went shopping in SoHo and then picked up the downtown bus. We drove through the financial district and saw the bull, then up First Avenue and back to mid-town. Dad and Marilyn on the bus. We are fans of the glassed in tops of the double-decker buses. The 70 degree weather we had been having left for the weekend.
After the bus we headed back to Queens for dinner. Where we took more food pictures, and we got one of all of us.
Day three Rob met us for lunch at Balucchi's, one of my favorite Indian restaurants. It was pouring. All in all a good visit.