Easter in NYC

This past Easter weekend, I traveled down to New York and New Jersey with a couple of friends. We took the train. Whenever I tell people that, they kind of give me a weird look. Sure, it takes ALL day to get there but it’s super cheap (roughly $60 each way), they give you a bunch of leg room, the view can’t be beat, it’s very relaxing and traveling with friends is a party. I usually end up talking and giggling most of the time or watching out the window.

We have had this trip in planning stages pretty much since Christmas/January and I’ve been looking forward to it since going down last summer for a quick weekend visit. The past few months have been super busy at work. Combine that with the decision to move apartments and finding a new place for May 1st has made April a very very busy month. But it was actually really great to get away even if it was for only a few days.


  • Janina and I made friends wherever we wandered.
  • Museums close early
  • Home brewed Root Beer and cheese fries are always worth it
  • We went to the beach on Easter Sunday. The water was freezing, but it was still completely awesome
  • As always, traveling by train is my favourite.

Photos can be found on Flickr.

Train to NYCView from the trainTrees & waterRight by the waterRandom bit of forest.More random forest.Costal floodingMore costal floodingThe water was prettyTrees & water & power linesAmanda & the escalatorLocks & the wooden escalatorYou know this buildingAnd from this angle.Nintendo cards

Times squareNini & NBC...Because she is longLongcat is longUnion Square at duskUnion Square at duskCarousel at Asbury ParkCarousel at Asbury ParkHexagons!Magnolias in bloomPretty pretty magnoliasNini & the Central Park BathroomTile ceilingTile ceilingCool wall frescoesFresco detailEarth Day LitterEarth Day LitterView of Central ParkCentral Park West81st Street SubwayDisobey in SoHoAmsterdam CoutureTin roof in Stromboli PizzaThis one's for SusieUnion Square at duskAsbury Park on Easter SundayTiny mussel shells on the beachEaster Sunday at the BeachEaster Sunday SurfEaster Sunday SurfMore surf yoIt's cooooldLocks at the beachLocks at the beachAsbury Park Beach, NJAsbury Park CasinoAsbury Park CarouselAsbury Park CarouselAsbury Park CarouselAsbury Park CarouselAsbury Park CarouselView from the trainForest from the trainBye bye NYHello QCRegional Pepsi?Quebec at duskApproaching MTL