Times Square 

Well, things have been too busy and I’ve been too tired to post the last few days.  Time to catch up!

The conference has been very good, I’m learning a lot.  A lot of the AAG participants are staying at the hostel too, so meals in the communal dining area are accompanied with long discussions about everyone’s research and progress in PhD programs.  It is a very nice community to spend time with.

New York Skyline

Almost every day during this trip has been sunny and blue skies.  We had a little bit of rain one day, and a few snowflakes one night, but in all it has been far too nice to stay inside.  On Sunday Mike and I needed a break from the conference so we went for a long walk in Central Park.  I could spend days there!  It’s huge, and has so many things to see.

Central Park

In the last few days I have had a lot of fun getting out, we had dinner with one of Mike’s childhood friends in the Village, I made it out tango dancing in one of the best tango citys in the US, spent more time in Times Square, and had some really great conversations with tangueros and geographers alike.

Tango at Milonga RoKo

Union Square

Yesterday afternoon, after a productive morning at the conference, Mike and I took the Long Island Railroad out to visit his family on Long Island.  We drove out to the coast and explored the local port.  We found a fantastic little brewery that just opened last year, Point Jeff Brewing Company.  Their porter is one of the best I have ever had!  We brought a growler with us to share with his family over dinner and they were pretty impressed by it too.

Port Jeff

Rocky Point