Hello from New Jersey.

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Just thought I’d say a quick “hello” and take advantage of an earlier evening (no 4am diner visits tonight, and that’s all good…we need our beauty sleep). Loving NYC so far! Slowly learning the neighborhoods (Anna’s dorm is in Chelsea) and have been eating my way through the city. Highlights of the food tour: NY bagel (w/scallion/Parmesan butter), rice pudding (espresso & caramel flavors!), pizza (duh), and amazing donuts. Don’t worry; we’ve been walking a ton & thus I don’t think I’ll return to Illinois sans jeans that zip up.

Much more to follow, but for now it’s time to shower and catch some zzzzzzs. Anna and I are in NJ now at our aunt & uncle’s enjoying their awesome hospitality. Got to tour my cousin Chrissy’s new house earlier, meet her boyfriend, and went out for dinner with our extended family. It was really nice. Honestly? I forget we’re first generation Americans a lot; my dad, while from Jordan, is such an American guy. I love hearing stories about our grandparents and hearing my great-uncle’s accent & memories. Can’t wait for more trips down memory lane.

Bye for now. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! Here are a few instagram shots from the trip thus far.

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~ by Elena Marie on March 25, 2012.

2 Responses to “Hello from New Jersey.”

  1. It looks like you are having a fabulous trip! I love the photos!

  2. So fun! I highly recommend Dos Caminos for Mexican. Amazing guac and tasty margaritas!

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