Friday, July 5, 2013

NYC 2013 Part 2

On day two in New York City, we got up early to find some place to have breakfast. We ate at Sweet Life Cafe in Greenwich Village. The perfect little spot to start the day with coffee, eggs and french toast. 

While walking, we wandered through a small park in the middle of the street with a waterfall, gardens and benches. It's unusual and refreshing to see little havens of greenery surrounded by buildings and concrete. 

After checking out of our hotel, we headed to Prospect Park in Brooklyn for the second half of our day, and visited the Prospect Park Zoo

Just in time to see the sea lions do tricks and have their lunch. 

It's a small zoo with quite a few animals. The most interesting were the baboons. I got to watch them up close on the other side of the glass. 

Best of all, there's a petting zoo area. My trip to the zoo wouldn't be complete without it! My favorite were the babydoll lambs. So. Cute. 

They had turtles, exotic birds, monkeys, reptiles, prairie dogs, even a dingo. They also had a garden with really cool iron sculptures. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. 
After that, we wandered around looking for something to eat. We circled the block and happened upon the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally - our lucky day! 

There were some really good options. Our pick was a selection of empanada's (chicken, pork, mushroom and spinach) and a raspberry lemonade ice tea slushy - it was goooood.

After a wonderful whirlwind couple of days, filled with memorable sights, we were exhausted and it was time to leave the city. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a nicer weekend. 

I still love New York.

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