Ithaca Trip Part 2

After we had warmed up a bit, we went downtown (also known as the Commons) and walked around to explore. We just happened to come on the weekend of Ithaca Fest, which made it that much more exciting!

Festivals in downtown Ithaca are so much fun and it brought back even more memories! There were tons of vendors, food stands and musical performances. We even found this adorable play house up for auction. I think this might fit in our apartment.

After walking around for awhile, we popped into a t-shirt shop which sells the same apparel as in the school book store, so we all wound up buying matching shirts!

We even made it back to Moonshadows, a bar our entire school seemed to frequent on weekends. There, we saw Chris, who graduated with us and is now manager there.

A little later, we decided to go back to the hotel, change and rest before dinner at another one of our favorite restaurants (are you guys sensing a theme here?) ;)

Yes, we look cool. Yes, those are the same exact shirt. Yes, we were pretty much wearing “glorified pajamas” as Amanda put it.

Viva was the first Ithaca restaurant I went to, and it’s amazing! The food is unbelievably fresh and their sangria ain’t too bad either! Plus, check out the decor!

We started out with a round of sangria and some chips and salsa.

I ordered the super smothered burrito, which is just as amazing as it sounds, and it came with a roasted tomatillo sauce and pickled veggies on the side. Deeelish.

Walking off our food babies was a must, especially because we were attending a free silent movie at the State Theatre. This place is beautiful on the inside, and it was neat to experience something like this!

On the way, we saw a huge Newfoundland pup named Hagrid. He was so stinkin’ cute.

After the movie, we made our way back to Moonshadows (we call it Moonies), and wanted to experience the new Moonies we weren’t familiar with. Before we knew it, we were on the dance floor. 80′s dance moves and the robot were in full effect.

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The next morning, we slept in and headed back to Ithaca Bakery for a quick breakfast.

I got the most amazing sandwich with ham, brie, onions and mustard and a hazelnut iced coffee to wash it all down. They have the best hazelnut iced coffee I’ve ever had. Gah I want one now!

Lunch was followed by one last trip to Wegman’s, to pick up a few of our favorite things, including these:

The best black and white cookies of all time. Anywhere. Period.

With that, we said our goodbyes and headed back to Boston. I miss Ithaca already!

It was such an unbelievably fun trip and it was so nice to spend some time with  my best girlfriends. Back to the daily grind!

      
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Hi! I'm Alexa, and I'm a 23-year-old living and working in Boston. I'm a foodie with an interest in healthy living and anything Oreo, roasted veggie or mac n cheese related. If you have any suggestions, comments, or just want to say hi, send me an email: alexa@simpleeatsfood.com.
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17 Responses to Ithaca Trip Part 2

  1. love your blog…also loved your ithaca trip photos and thoughts. fun!

  2. Glad you had a fun trip! You make me miss all of my college BFFs!!! Have a great day :)

  3. naming that dog Hagrid was genius(I’m not a HP freak at all;)

  4. Jordan says:

    oh my goodness all of your food looks so delicious. especially that burrito! glad you had fun!!

  5. Jenny says:

    going back and visiting my school (Go blue!) is seriously one of the highlights of my year. good friends, good memories, and good [college-worthy] food! hope you had fun :)

  6. Glad you had a great time on your Ithaca trip! I love how you and your friends are all in matching Ithaca shirts! So cute! :-)

  7. Looks like so much fun! You and your girlfriends are gorgeous! I love weekends spent with friends!

  8. Okay I totally love that that dog’s name is Hagrid – harry Potter fans are they? :)

  9. Mini reunions are the best; especially when they are filled with friends and food. Such a cute post!

  10. Seems like you had great eats and wonderful times with your friends! Good for you :)

  11. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Reading this made me crave some mexican food!

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  13. Hey Alexa — just found your blog! It looks like you had a great trip! I’m sure it feels fantastic to get back to running!! Can’t wait to stop by more often!

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