Goodbye, New York

Goodbye, New York

I’m a creature of habit. When I find something I like, I tend to stick to it. I frequent the same restaurants, order the same dishes, shop at the same stores. I guess it lends a sense of stability, and I like to know exactly what I’m going to get. On my last day in New York, I proved myself a habitual creature once again.

The movers came last Friday and in a matter of five rainy hours, three large men managed to pack up all of our belongings and clear out our apartment. For the next two nights, Edwin and I crashed with our friend Rachel, who so graciously put us up rather last minute. In anticipation of starting our cross-country road trip, we woke up early on Sunday morning and decided to get breakfast before hitting the road.

Edwin asked me what I wanted for our final breakfast and without hesitation, I picked Bonbonniere. We happened upon this diner several years ago when visiting a friend in the West Village, and we’ve been going there ever since. The servers are always friendly and it turns out the diner is also a favorite of Molly Shannon and Julianne Moore. As always, I ordered my corned beef hash and eggs over easy. But to change it up just a little bit, I got white toast instead of wheat. Go me!

After breakfast, we packed up the rental car, said some goodbyes, and off we were to start our cross-country adventure! We don’t know when the next time we’ll see New York City, but we had a wonderful seven years and will definitely miss our city life.

Photos from our last day in New York:

The view from my grimey kitchen window. I’ll miss spying on that big red tour bus, especially when it starts pouring rain and the tourists all have to put on their plastic ponchos.
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Eating at La Bonbonniere
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Leaving New York – the first of many photos I’ll be trying to take through the car window
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