Monday, September 6, 2010

A Day at Coney Island

On a somewhat spur-of-the-moment plan, I am lucky enough to have a visitor this week -- Dawn, who is from Zimbabwe and was international staff at camp this past summer. Although I didn't work at camp this summer and therefore hadn't met her before Thursday, our mutual friend Anne emailed me to let me know that she'd be in New York, and I invited her to stay with me in Brooklyn. We've been having a great time -- I only wish work didn't have to get in the way -- but because today was my day off, we decided to meet up with Liza and Cliff and head to Coney Island for the day.

I'd been craving Nathan's for weeks, so the two corn dogs that I had for lunch were entirely overdue. 

I'd definitely like to see the 4th of July hot dog eating contest sometime.

After laying about on the beach for awhile, I lamented the fact that I hadn't gotten around to buy a hula hoop all summer, despite mentioning it several times. So on a quest for candy that ended in Starbursts and Capri Suns heralding back to rec-league soccer days, we were happy to find a toy store to finally bring my dream of owning a hula hoop to fruition. It also made a pretty nice picture frame, all things considered.