Tag: New York City

And Now for Something Completely Different

Seattle Skyline | Travel | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

If we’re being honest, I am a homebody. I like having a home base, a place I can return to that is comfortable, a little oasis, a space that is mine. I like to know where my belongings are, to sleep in my own bed, to light candles in the evenings, to cook dinner. When I don’t have that I feel… off. I feel like my footing is uncertain and that, even if I know where I’m sleeping that night and even if I have  a room that is “mine,” it might not last.

Jonah and I moved out of our house a month ago, and we are now floating around until we leave for Thailand in two weeks. What does floating around mean? It means we are “living” in our dear friends’ guest room, stowing boxes in their crawl space. In the past month we have been to NYC, Chicago, Seattle, and McCall, ID. I have had a total of 9 nights in my own bed, and for someone who is a homebody, that’s a challenge.

I suppose I’m writing this partially to begin the transition of this blog. Over the next seven months or so, I’m not quite sure what this space will become. As I live abroad, I know I’ll want to write. But I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to, or about what. I assume I’ll want to tell you about the food I’m eating, the adventures I’m going on. But it also may become more of a journal than it has been in the past, since I know that this trip is going to challenge me in a lot of ways and I’ll need an outlet for that. I hope that’s ok with you.

New York City Skyline | Travel | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Chicago Skyline | Travel | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

So, the itinerary as it currently stands:

On October 4th we fly from Seattle to Bangkok, where we’ll spend three days getting our feet under us again before heading to Ko Lanta, an island off the southwest coast of Thailand. We’ll spend about ten days there before heading north to Chiang Mai where we’ll meet friends, rent an apartment, and live our lives for another two months. In mid-December we fly to Germany, where we’ll spend a few days with friends before heading to Stuttgart to be with Jonah’s extended family for Christmas, and then around New Year’s we’ll head to Portugal. The plan is for Portugal to be our home base for about four months, but we’ll travel from there, hopefully to visit friends in London, the Netherlands, and Morocco. I’m also crossing my fingers for a stop in Iceland on our way back to the U.S.

It sounds like a lot – a lot of places, a lot of time. But truthfully, I know it will fly by. Or at least that’s what everyone is telling me. Let the countdown to departure begin: 2 weeks.

McCall View | Travel | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

Serious Crust goes to NYC!

We’re back! Jonah and I returned yesterday from a trip to NYC (all thanks to a gig in Paterson, New Jersey). Jonah had never been to the big apple before, so we seized the opportunity, got a few days off work, and hit up the town! I tried not to “work” – aka take too many pictures of food – but we did have some incredible meals while we were there, as well as seeing lots of beautiful sights. We also were lucky enough to see some friends of ours who live over there (Dylan, Thomas, Dylan, Jake, Micah, and Diana), which was so wonderful. As an apology for being gone, I thought I’d fill you in on the highlights of our trip:

1. Dinner at Momofuku Ssam Bar with Jonah, Dylan, and Thomas (and dessert afterwards at Milk Bar across the street)

Momofuku in NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

2. Strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

3. Renting bikes in Central Park

Central Park, NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

4. Dinner at Five Leaves in Williamsburg

Five Leaves, NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

5. The night time view from Gantry Plaza Park in Long Island City

Gantry Plaza Park, NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

6. Seeing Pippin, Jonah’s first Broadway show!

Pippin! NYC // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler