New Brunswick

New Brunswick and Princeton

8/18/13

Today’s my day’s birthday. My mom and I woke up and checked out of the Heldrich. My dad picked us up and drove us to go food shopping in Princeton.

We love to shop in New Jersey because you can buy a month’s worth of groceries for the price of a week’s grocery in the city. We headed to Walmart. I couldn’t get over how cheap the items were. I got a nice bag for $5. We bought some food and then headed to Wegman’s to do our real shopping. The breads looked amazing today. I sampled some free hummus. My mom also had free animal crackers and tomatoes. We did a full shopping that should last us a month. Wegman’s has a wonderful selection and the prices are great. They have a huge bakery, deli, seafood, hot food, sub station, pizza area, coffee bar, salad bar, sushi section, organic section, international section, etc. The place is massive. They also have a liqueur area. They card everyone in your party though.

After Walgreen’s my mom and I ran to Target. I picked up chocolate because I was starving. We then ran to Michael’s. I love Michael’s especially around Halloween. I had to restrain myself from buying everything. I got a ton of mini gifts for friends for ridiculously cheap. We then got in the car and headed back to New Brunswick.

We checked into the Hyatt. We got our favorite room which has a large living room and a fridge. My mom and I ran out and bought a cheesecake sampler from Fresh Grocer. We got candles from the hotel. I ran and got matches from Rite Aid. We met up with my grandparents for dinner. We ate at Old Man Rafferty’s again. I got my grilled cheese, garlic bread, and a giant chocolate toffee cookie. It was bigger than my head. My dad got his usual veggie burger and fries. He ate my chips. My mom got a grilled chicken sandwich with fries. I ate some of her fries. My grandma got chicken salad in a pita with chips. My grandpa ate her chips. My grandpa got a BBQ chicken sandwich with a baked potato. The food was great but I was still hungry. The waiter was beyond slow. The woman I got my cookie from in the bakery asked me 5 times what I wanted while she pointed to it. She even threw out the first one I wanted. She didn’t speak much English. Very strange.

We passed some historical plaques on our way back to the hotel. We went back to the room and they ate the cheesecake. They also got free chocolate dipped fruit from the hotel. We kicked back and watched the Red Sox/Yankee game.

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Trenton and New Brunswick

8/17/13

We took Amtrak to the Trenton Transit Center. It was only a 25 minute ride. We crossed the platform to catch a 4:58pm New Jersey Transit train to New Brunswick. While we were waiting for our train we were listening to a woman who was trying to keep the Amtrak train from pulling out because her son was on the train without her. No idea how that happened. Our train pulled in early. It was a double decker. We sat in a 4 seater on the bottom level. We pulled out on time. We had a 30 minute train ride to New Brunswick. We pulled in, but the platform didn’t meet the train. We had to go to a different exit and they wheeled a platform to us.

I was super hungry so we immediately went to Old Man Rafferty’s to eat. I ordered a grilled cheese and a side of garlic bread. My grilled cheese came with chips, which my mom had. My garlic bread was a bit burnt, but I was so hungry it didn’t matter to me. The grilled cheese hit the spot. We were in and out in 30 minutes.

We headed up the block to the hotel. We normally stay at the Hyatt in New Brunswick, but the Heldrich was 50% off so we decided to try it. They accommodated our request for a high floor away from the elevators and ice machine. However, they put a $50 hold on your credit card as a security deposit. They release it once you have checked out and the room isn’t damaged. The room was average. Definitely didn’t feel like the 4 stars it was supposed to be. The TV wasn’t flat screen. The view was awful.

My mom and I went out to shop. We explored the new grocery store called Fresh Grocer. It was quite large and the prices were reasonable. The cupcakes looked good. We went back to the room and ate our cookies from Philly. One more day in Jersey then back to work. 😦

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