Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 1 down: Brooklyn Bridge and LES

Wow, we had a great afternoon. After Beth and Graeme got to the apartment, we hung about for a bit and then we started walking. We walked and walked and walked some more, eventually ending up in Brooklyn Heights, a really nice neighbourhood of leafy streets lined with beautiful brownstones. We had some ice cream under the Brooklyn Bridge, found a park for Kate to play at and then we left that threesome behind while John and I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. We decided it's something everyone should do at some point in their lives. The lines of the cables and the stone arches were beautiful, not to mention the Manhattan skyline. The bridge was filled with people on their way home from work in Manhattan or tourists like us. Every hundred meters or so was someone selling water out of a cooler. It was a warm walk over that bridge.






Once on the other side, John and I sat by City Hall Park and watched a bunch of guys break-dancing. After that we just walked around lower Manhattan, stopped for a drink, took in the World Trade Center site and then after more walking we headed back to Brooklyn. We had dinner at a great Indian restaurant near the apartment, filled ourselves for $35 and now we're chilling with Beth and Graeme in our ultra-cool apartment.


5 comments:

Pam said...

WOW! What a great way to spend the day. I'm jealous!

Shan said...

Sounds like a great day!

Lynn said...

I'm envious, too...looks fantastic.

How did you score such a good apartment deal? Is it like a housesitting thing, or a rental? Did you use a website to find it?

Karen said...

Hi Lynn. We found it on VRBO (vacation rentals by owner). I think it is VRBO.com. And then you search by city (it is worldwide). We found it on there. I knew other people who used it and loved the places they found. Wherever we travel from now on, I imagine we'll use it. If you want the exact link for this apartment, I can send it to you when I get home.

Lynn said...

Thanks Karen, I will definitely check it out. Your trip is filling me with envy -- I want some chicken!