On the way to church each week we walk through part of Fort Tryon Park. Lately it's been really pretty so we got a shot in before the leaves are all blown away. In other news, I found a recipe for Jamba Juice's Pumpkin Smash smoothie which we love. At BYU, my roommate Christianne and I collected "buy one get one free" coupons for Jamba out of all our neighbors' recycle bins and enjoyed half price Jambas most of the year. This was one of my favorites. Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup Pumpkin Pie mix
2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1 cup soy milk
So simple! I had always thought I was getting a healthy treat from Jamba - I guess not with all that ice cream! Oh well, it is a fun fall treat.
Another fun outing we had recently was to the Garden State Mall, 6 miles over the bridge. Heretofore it had seemed inaccessible, but we found a lesser-known mini-bus line going from our bus station to the mall for just $2.50! The best part was they leave every few minutes. They drop you in the parking lot and when you're done, they are usually waiting for you out in the parking lot. Better than a taxi service! And definitely better than driving a car through that maddening traffic. We're just bummed we just found out about this great resource and haven't been using it for the two years we've already been here!