We started the weekend with a date night, and started that date night at Pizzeria Uno, mostly because we heard that you get a deal on your movie tickets if you eat at Pizzeria Uno first. As it turns out, the deal was for a different movie theater than the one we were planning to go to (we saw The Cabin in the Woods – loved it), but that’s fine, because the end result was that we got to eat Pizza Skins (pizza crust filled with mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, and sour cream). Which are terrible. And also great.
We spent the rest of the weekend with Kendrick’s parents, who drove in from Ohio to stay in Tarrytown for the weekend (we took the MetroNorth up to meet them).
Obviously lots of shoulders were ridden on.
We stopped in for dinner at the Striped Bass – it’s a great place to have dinner if you’re doing a Tarrytown day trip, because a) it’s so right-on-the-water that you feel almost like you’re in a beach town, and b) it’s about six feet from the train station, so you can hang out on the deck with a beer up until pretty much the second before you’re scheduled to depart.
Long day trips make for some zoned-out rides home.
On Sunday morning we got all ready to head back up the river, but arrived at Grand Central to discover a total mob scene (above that’s where we hid out while we figured out what was going on). What was going on was that no trains had entered or left Grand Central since seven o’clock that morning – why, I have no idea, but we were going nowhere.
So we gave up, and Kendrick’s parents drove in to meet us for brunch at Johnny Foxes (very affordable, decent menu with options that range from standard to vaguely interesting), where we discovered the wonder that is a Yo Gabba Gabba episode played on an iPad when Mom and Dad are trying to eat.