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Jody’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 17 Mar 2013

Location: NYC, USA

MapDay 6 – Rock Bottom

Today we had lunch at a vegetarian restaurant! Which was great. Then went to the Highline. The Highline is an old railway track that has been converted to a raised park in the meatpacking district. It was used to transport meat and milk between the factory’s and warehouse’s. The original idea was stolen from a project implemented in Paris, it appears to me that NY and Paris have a bit of a Melbourne Sydney rivalry going on. I have seen a few signs that say “f--k Paris we love NYC” and alike. So in that respect Paris is probably the Sydney that doesn’t even know that NYC is competing LOL.

It’s a very pleasant walk, shorter that it looks on the map and if you do it both ways you notice different things, at one point you can see glimpses of the statue of liberty which we didn’t get to go to as it is closed due to damage from hurricane Katrina. There is also a really nice market place just down from it that has designer cute shops and lovely gourmet type food.

After the highline we meet up with Michael Samiec who just happened to be in NYC after a friend’s wedding in New Orleans. We looked for a while before we round the trifecta restaurant (a restaurant that could serve Mike gluten free as he has recently been diagnosed a celiac, Dairy Garlic and onion free for Luke and vegetarian for me). What a trio we make, it was looking a bit dairy for a while then we found a cute Italian place that did gluten free for mike, stake for Luke and Pasta for me. It was great to catch up with Mike it had been two years since we last saw him, earlier that day he had been watching a busker in the park and saw Alec Ballwin walking his three fluffy dogs.

After diner we went to a beer bar, which was quite nice, last thing I remember was playing with mikes Samsung gallery phone. Luke tells me I needed some help walking home.