Walking around Times Square. We headed into a couple stores, I got my obligatory souvenirs. Did a little shopping. Almost got hit by a tour bus. Saw some street performers. It was great.
We walked around Central Park, feeding the ducks, eating ice cream and people watching. It was very warm, but the greenery made it all feel better. Time flew by. We walked and walked...
The park was full of people and so much was going on throughout. I could imagine living here. We saw a couple kids getting their faces painted and these huge rock formations that litter the ground everywhere. We hung out on one for a bit.
We met up with one of Sheila's friends and headed to One Night of Fire : The Return of the Renegade Parade, a.k.a. "Fill Up Brooklyn Bridge" with as many people as possible. It was a lot of fun and snaking through the crowd of performers and such was intensely fun.
On our way across the bridge, we kept running into more and more performers. By this time, we were so hungry that we just wanted to get to Brooklyn to try a great restaurant called "Rice." But the spirit and passion these people showed was amazing. I have a 3 minute video I will upload tomorrow.
After dinner, our plans included meeting up with some of Sheila's friends downtown again. We went to their apartment first, which costs them $6,000 a month for several tiny tiny rooms, and cooked in the heat for quite a while before heading out to a small foodie bar for the rest of the evening. Several of the guys kept hitting on Sheila and Lynan, but overall the food was fantastic and I got drunk off my butt.
The city is so beautiful at night. This photo just simply doesn't do it justice. We got home around 3:30am. But we're heading to Dim Sum shortly.