As it turns out we had a very popular bagel shop just a few blocks away that serves some awesome bagels with a TON of cream cheese.
So, to kick off our perfect Saturday we started it with eating bagels in the park watching dogs in the dog park (by far my favorite thing to do). The weather was great and the sun felt so good on our skins. The day could have ended here and it would have been perfect, but it didn't, it just got better.
We went bike shopping and then took a lunch break at Mangia. We order Mangia a lot for my work and I have fallen in love with one of their sandwiches, the Telera Sandwich. It's so simple, but yet so good. I even found out that it got voted one of the top 101 sandwiches in NYC, and it certainly deserves the vote. I wanted Pat to experience it absolute goodness and just like I anticipated, Pat loved it.
After having a renewed energy from a great lunch we set out bike shopping again...and believe it or not we bought myself a nice new bike! When I saw it in the bike shop I knew it was mine and that bike and I were destined for one another. Paying half of the bike with a gift card my work gave me for Administrative Professionals Day, the bike ended up being a great deal, making it that much sweeter.
I rode the bike home from the bike shop, about a 4 miles ride and then Pat and I went out again. We had a great time riding all over the city even when we got caught in a TOTAL down poor.