We flew into Newark...
and spent Friday in the city.
We had lunch at Harry's Italian Pizza with Craig!! It was so much fun to catch up & hear about his life in the city (and all the crazy stories about his friends who have been in biking accidents - be careful, Craig!!)
Later in the afternoon, we stopped at one of my favorite places for a snack: Pret!
My little friend Megan & I used to go here almost everyday when we were studying in Oxford. Oh Pretskis, how I've missed you & your lunch time goodness.
On the [6 miles, but 2.5 hour drive!] way home that evening, there was a sweet sunset & the moon looked awesome above the city.
By the time we got to Zach & Michele's, it was dark.
Saturday morning we took the train to Trenton to see Travis & Kristen and baby Karena.
We played with Karena, had delicious soup, walked to a dog park (Kristen & I strolled the baby around a nature walk while the boys watched "Amos" interact with the other dogs), played Euchre...
Sunday morning, we went to Grace OPC, the church where Travis is a pastor. We listened to a great sermon, had lunch together & took the train back to NYC.
That evening we went with Zach, Michele & her sister, Sam, to Manhattan - we toured the salon where Michele works - Frederic Fekkai. Such a cool place! We were then going to head to Dylan's Candy... but Zach & Michele's car had died! So, Doug & I walked to one of the Redeemer Presbyterian sites to see Tim Keller preach while the others waited for AAA. We had been tipped off by a Redeemer volunteer that Keller would be preaching at Hunter College, but unfortunately, our informant was wrong. So Doug & I trekked back and met Zach, Michele & Sam at Dylan's Candy. Which is pretty much a dream come true. There is CANDY. EVERYWHERE. Even in the stairs.
After Dylan's, we went out for dinner at a little Mexican place with the best guacamole I have ever had. We went back to their apartment in NJ & crashed for the night. Sadly, we didn't even get a picture of the 4 of us, but I did get a really cute pic of Michele & Sam.
We left this morning & there was an awesome sunrise. Here's the view from Zach & Michele's apartment.
Such a fun, random weekend getaway!