Back in the Borough: A Sailing Adventure on Pier 25

Hi friends,

So tonight was one of those nights where Chris and I were two very lucky Manhattanites. For her boyfriend’s 3oth birthday, my good friend treated myself and Chris and one other couple to a surprise sailing adventure in the Hudson off of Pier 25. Unfortunately since it was Carla’s treat, I don’t know too much about the company, or how much it cost (I’m guessing it might have been a bit pricey), so this post will mostly be beautiful photos and not very helpful, should you like to replicate. (Sorry!)

We also had a “theme” for this little birthday bash — let’s see if you can figure out what it was.

(Sorry for so many photos — I’m the worst at that! I swear this is an edited down version of what I took …)

^^Views from the pier. There's mini-golf and sand volleyball -- it's pretty amazing!

^^Views from the pier. There’s mini-golf and sand volleyball — it’s pretty amazing!

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^^ So -- what's the theme? Can ya tell? Hint: I'm wearing a red wig!

^^ So — what’s the theme? Can ya tell? Hint: I’m wearing a red wig!

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^^ My adorable husband as the ... did you guess it? ... Skipper!

^^ My adorable husband as the … did you guess it? Skipper!

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^^ Freshman year JMU roommates -- go Dukes!

^^ Freshman year JMU roommates — go Dukes! (P.S. The red wig is so weird on me!)

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^^The cute couple. Happy birthday Ryan!

^^The cute couple. Happy birthday Ryan!

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^^ Thurston Howell, III. In all his glory.

^^ Thurston Howell, III. In all his glory.

^^Peak-a-boo Statue of Liberty.

^^Peak-a-boo Statue of Liberty.

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^^ Ellis Island in the setting sun. Gorgeous.

^^ Ellis Island in the setting sun. Gorgeous.

^^We were all fascinated with that gorgeous boat in the background. It looked so fancy and old-school!

^^We were all fascinated with that gorgeous boat in the background. It looked so fancy and old-school!

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^^Towing the line. Or rowing the hoe. I may not have picked up on any nautical terms during this little adventure.

^^Towing the line. Or rowing the hoe. I may not have picked up on any nautical terms during this little adventure.

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^^ Coming back into the harbor, we noticed the Empire State Building was purple and pink. So fun!

^^ Coming back into the harbor, we noticed the Empire State Building was purple and pink. So fun!

^^ After our sail we sat at the picnic tables near the water and ate the chocolate cake Carla had baked for Ryan. A perfect way to end the evening!

^^ After our sail we sat at the picnic tables near the water and ate the chocolate cake Carla had baked for Ryan. A perfect way to end the evening!

That’s it, friends. This weekend we’ve got the Mets game on tap for tomorrow night for another friend’s birthday and a winery on Saturday with family. Bis bald everyone — hope you all have fun things planned!

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2 thoughts on “Back in the Borough: A Sailing Adventure on Pier 25

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