New Jersey, New York City, New Adventures.

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed on June 14th, when I saw that my friend Samantha was posting photos from South Padre (THE BEACH <3).  Jelly me commented "Soo fun! I wanna go next time!! 😋" .... and continued scrolling. 

The next afternoon, my phone dings- I look and see a message from Samantha.  "I'm planning a trip to NJ & NYC, wanna come!?" (I said HECC yeesssssss) 

--- 07/31

We arrived at Newark airport, and headed to Mahwah, NJ - where we'd be staying most nights.

Had the YUMMIEST dinner at a legit 'New Jersey diner' - where we would end up becoming regulars for the week, LOL. 

We drove around and explored a bit, learning SO MUCH about NJ history.  (v cool)

-had the BEST quiche of my life, toooooo.

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Then headed out to Flanders, NJ- where a relative of Samantha's has a GORGEOUS home out in the woods.  It was SO lush, so GREEN!  Oh, also, there were black bears meandering around the yard.  (not. kidding.  that was so cool to see) 🐻


Next was a day trip out to Long Branch, followed by Seaside Heights- where we walked along the boardwalk, enjoyed delicious seafood and ice cream that melted SO, SO. FAST.  


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The rest of the afternoon we got our suntanning on at this GORGEOUS house on the bay. 

I mean. <3 

 

        

 

NEW YORK CITY

Okay y'all.&nbsp; I had been to Manhattan a few times, but this was my first Top of the Rock tour.  💯 MUST.&nbsp; So worth the breathtaking view, I could have spent hours up there.&nbsp;  We walked a total of 25+ miles in the city and had a blast exploring Central Park, Little Italy, Union Square, Grand Central Station and more.&nbsp;

Okay y'all.  I had been to Manhattan a few times, but this was my first Top of the Rock tour.

💯 MUST.  So worth the breathtaking view, I could have spent hours up there. 

We walked a total of 25+ miles in the city and had a blast exploring Central Park, Little Italy, Union Square, Grand Central Station and more. 

last but not least...

I know I'm so late to this party but I discovered acai bowls in NYC and now I'm so addicted. 😂

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tha ayend. (read in southern accent)