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Alex TenBarge
Jun 17, 2018

Day 13: Dinner with Family

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Edited: Jun 17, 2018

I left work at 4:20 today because it was Friday and many people in the office tend to head out early on Fridays. My sister, a close friend of ours and myself all planned on meeting up in the city somewhere to have dinner. The minute I left the jobsite I checked my phone and saw that we’re planning to meet at 6:15 at a sports bar called Legends. To be honest, I thought we’d be meeting earlier. However, as it turns out, now I had an hour and a half or so to explore the city. I longboarded up the slight but long incline on 34th until I got to penn station. Looking around I decided to go south down 6th because it didn’t seemed to packed with traffic and there was a slight decline in the road that stretched for as long as I could see. I hop on the board and head south for about 12 blocks. Music playing from my phone, wind in the air, it felt good to have the work week over. Passing each block I obseved the long streets looking from west to east. I turned westward and headed towards an entrance for the highline. Once I made it up the stairs I realized the highline was absolutley packed. Literally, it felt like an endless line at a theme park. I put my board down and let the wheels turn ever so slowly. Riding along with the traffic I found a bench to sit at and read my book. I spent an hour there before heading back to meet with my sister and friend. I met up with Jack, my close friend, and gave him a good hug. Seeing my sister and Jack in the city over dinner was a really special time. We had all been close since birth and our families share a close bond with each other. Jack’s family had moved to Vermont a while ago and it was great to catch up over an expensive, but nice meal. We talked about memories we had from way back when, how other people are doing, and what plans we have for the summer. At the end of the meal we said our goodbyes and promised to eachother that we should all hang out soon. This story may not seem to signifigant, but catching up with them was really special to me. It’s hard in today’s world to meet with people who have different schedules, however once we’re there, togethe,r everyone seems to love it. Hopefully What’s Cooking can make these type of interactions more prominent in society.

 

Thank you,

Alex

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