Roosevelt Island Hanami

We had a hanami picnic on roosevelt island, that island between manhattan and queens that the tramway goes to.  It's covered with cherry trees on the west side of it and is a nice little escape from NY
we made onigiri (rice balls)

we made Karaage (Japanese fried chicken).  Spicy and regular

Jen made Hawaiian SPAM musubis
our spot

there was a Japanese cherry blossom festival a few times but they didn't have one this year in 2014.  The blossom symbols show the prime spots.

The tram coming onto the island.  We'll ride it later

you can just swipe your metro card and ride it!

the view of manhattan

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once I get some drinks in me it means Foo starts getting molestered

The day Jason wore his flower shirt and made mischief of one kind and another Foo called him “WILD THING!” and Jason said “ I’LL EAT YOU UP!” 


We're still buddies

see you next cherry blossom season Roosevelt Island.
going over the 59 street bridge

After getting off the tram we made our way down to Two-Bits retro arcade and played loads of arcade games then made our way to St. Mazie's for dinner and swing dancing.  What a sunday.