I made it to NYC, after yet another crazy Chinatown bus ride. It was downpouring like crazy on the ride here, so much that I was actually starting to worry about flooding. To add to my anxiety, the bus driver was yelling at a passenger up front to stop talking so loud and the defroster wasn’t working well so it looked like the windshield was completely covered in fog. After walking about 10 blocks with all of my bags (when will I learn to NOT overpack??!) I am finally relaxing at my brother’s apartment. Phew!
Did HLS fly by or what?
These are my HLS buddies, Crystal, Jeni and Marisa. It took me a little time to meet people, but I really connected with these amazing ladies! I’m not one of those girls who makes lady-friends very easily sometimes. It’s strange.
This morning a bunch of the attendees headed out for a “run” that was actually a walk. Some people did decide to run back (including me, since I was ready to run today!) so at least we got about a mile in. Hm.
We were quite a sight to see, a huge mob of people walking around the streets of Philly together at 8am! And yes, that’s a certain blogger who happened to be walking in front of me. People are just people. I didn’t notice it was her until I was looking back at my pictures!
We ran up the Rocky Steps! We had to.
The oatmeal bar afterwards was just as fabulous as everyone had hoped.
I topped mine with ground flax, cinnamon, almond butter and pecans. And fruit. I went back for seconds on fruit!
After I said my goodbyes I had some time to kill until the next train back to my cousin’s house, so I walked about 20 blocks while checking out more of the city.
There are some great buildings in Philly, and I found this one that I loved. I’m obsessed with this color yellow and also what I call a “dark grassy green” right now. I want to decorate my whole apartment in these colors only. That’s probably a horrible idea.
My cousin and her husband took me to a cute little cafe for lunch- most of their food was gluten free, but I’m not sure why.
Cute tea display!
Cute baked goods display!
We got some interesting beverages:
Rose lemonade w/ginger
Some kind of crazy ginger beer that kind of tasted like cough medicine/Moxie! Ick. I think he liked it though.
I promise I will do some actual reviewing/reflecting on HLS next week! I have a lot to say about it but I need to process it some more. And I’m exhausted. It’s way past my bed time. Goodnight!