Coney Island by night

Coney Island

On Saturday night I trekked alllllll the way down to Coney Island (about an hour and a half trip) to meet up with my friend Ilya and attend the annual Beard & Moustache┬áContest. Unfortunately, I decided to update my iPhone OS right before I was set to leave, and it ended up not going as smoothly as expected – so I left my apartment pretty late and didn’t get there until right before the contest started. It was sold out.

Not to be deterred, I dragged Ilya and my two other friends who’d joined us, on a nighttime ride on the Wonder Wheel. We opted for a swinging car, it was a lot of fun and a little scary! Definitely worth the $6 it cost. I’m a big wuss when it comes to rides involving great heights and movement – I hate rollercoasters (though I did ride the Cyclone once when I was a kid). I’m looking forward to going back this Friday for the Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant, and maybe another ride if I’m feeling daring!

Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island

I also got to meet Ilya’s puppy, Fame. No one really knows what he’s mixed with but he’s gorgeous. He’s about the same age and size as Charlie, so we might try a playdate sometime.

Coney Island


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