Wow it is the Mid-Autumn Festival already. Which is easily my favorite Asian holiday, thanks in large part to Hong Kong style Moon Cakes. But I guess it also means summer is over. I think I missed it.
Started off the summer going down south to Wilmington, NC
After which I went up to Cambridge, Mass to check out the little H Mart there (I needed a couple bowls) and found this little colorful gem next to it.
Then there was a trip to the Hudson River Valley. To see friends and take in some new scenery.
Back out west for a while to catch up with family.
In Washington it was unusually hot and unusually dry. But I still tried to get as much riding in as possible and to enjoy small town life.
Even managed to get down to the harbor and stop by my brother’s farm stand down in Copalis Crossing.
A shot of the garden.
After an nice break in Washington I had to hurry back to the other Washington, D.C. that is. To crash a Korean wedding.
And while in DC one must do some obligatory touristy stuff. This exhibit on alcohol caught my attention. Seriously I actually read all the text in Spirited Republic. Which I seldom do in an exhibit, it was that good.
All that museum stuff made me hungry. So I headed over to DC Chinatown to find some cheap eats.
Back in Providence. Of course had to stop by the annual Taiwan Day and Dragon Boat festival up in Pawtucket.
Some time later I found myself in small town, actually village USA. Hamilton, NY to be exact.
Tired and hungry from the drive I found a promising looking watering hole known as the No. 10 Tavern Where they just happen to serve a pretty mean poutine (and a damn fine burger as well).
Back to the city. Flushing, NY, possibly the best city in America. It is like a trip to Asia that doesn’t require a passport. I was actually in Flushing for a Chinese wedding banquet at which I was far too busy eating course after course of food to take any photos of.
Next day I was out and about trying to walk off all that food and I came across the Taiwan Center in Flushing
Then I found a H Mart where they had roasted sweet potatoes. Perfect snack for a sunny, but cool day.
I think this speaks for itself. Which is good because I can’t read Hangul.
It may have been a little late in the game, but I found this Mazu temple. So I went in to pray for safe travels.
Back in NYC with time to kill before the train. I decided to do some more touristy stuff. So I wandered over to Grand Central.
And I found Taiwan in Grand Central Station.
Some of my favorite things.
Well now it is Fall and I am preparing (or at least I need to prepare) for an upcoming trip to Taiwan.
So 中秋節快樂 (zhōng qiū jié kuài lè) Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
中秋節快樂！Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! I Hope you got your Moon Cake!