こんばんは。How’s it going?
Today was another long day, starting in Ithaca and ending in Lower Manhattan, with the main stop in New Haven, Connecticut to visit Yale University. (Our first time in the state of Connecticut!) The 5-hour drive from Ithaca started off rainy but turned sunny and it was pretty nice, with plenty of interesting scenery, wide rivers, tree-covered mountains, and cute towns. But, it was super-long and pretty tiring.
We timed the drive well and reached New Haven and the Yale campus just in time for the campus tour at 2 pm. We were impressed with the University and the town, a lot more than Cornell/Ithaca. The campus seemed more tight-knit and cohesive, and the architecture was really cool. Reminded us of Hogwarts!
After the tour, we grabbed some food (I only had coffee, and Bay had only eaten some yogurt earlier). The tour guide recommended pizza, something New Haven is apparently known for, but the place he told us to go to wasn’t yet open for the dinner crowd. So we went to Yorkside Pizza, which turned out to be pretty good! Bay’s pizza was yummy, my sausage hoagie was huge (and just a half-order!), and the basket of fries was enough for four people. We were stuffed!
After the late lunch, it was time to hit the road again for a 1.5-hour drive back to Queens to drop off the car. Everything went without a hitch and we were left to find our way to lower Manhattan and our next Airbnb. It was a little bit of a trek to the station from the car rental facility, but luckily it was a single express train and we got to sit down all the way there. Whew!!!
After settling in at our apartment, we went to Muji for a bit of shopping where I bought some notebooks, sticky notes, and snacks. As you can see from the photo below, I used the SoHo stamp at the store to customize my notebook. I think it’s cool!
After that long day, it’s time for rest. おやすみなさい！