Niel and I got to go on a date on Sunday. We originally had planned on going out on Saturday, but got busy with errands and doctor appointments. Got those out of the way on Friday after work and Saturday. On Sunday we went to see The Gates and had lunch at Johnny Rockets. The Gates are pretty and do something different for Central Park. And certainly cheered things up with the dreary weather. They had an Asian feel to it. The flags are all different sizes and I think heights. An optical illusion I think. And the park was packed of course. Niel took a bunch of pictures and we ended our walk at the lake. It was frozen since it was so chilly and pretty neat to see also. Although it was nice to look at and I was impressed by the artists determination to finish the project; I could think of other things the money spent on The Gates could go to. But it's their money and just my opinion. Afterwards we headed to the new mall by Columbus Circle and went to Borders where I purchased (on sale yay) another Irish cookbook. I have a lot of American cook books, but only a few international ones. So I am trying to change that. The Borders there is so big and has a section for crafts.
Afterwards we took the train back into Queens and decided to eat at Johnny Rockets in Forest Hills. (Good choice Niel!) The food is tasty and the atmosphere is fun. There are 5 cent, 50's songs to choose from on their mini jute boxes. And the waitress's do a little dance. I like trying new restaurants and there are so many I want to try, plus old ones I want to go back to. Here are some more pics.