Thursday, June 16, 2011

The last class trip of grade school

It is the end of 5 grade for my kids and I got to chaperon one last class trip.  This one was different that all the rest.  This was their Senior Trip.  Nothing educational, nothing cultural.  This was JUST FUN.  Not just for the kids, but the teachers and chaperons too.  All we had to do was get the kids there and the staff at Chelsea Piers did everything.  It was like one of those birthday parties in a box except there were 250 kids.

When the teachers were catching up on their grading and gossiping one of the other parents suggested we get some coffee.  "Have you ever been to the Doughnut Plant?"  What, a place I ain't never heard of?  Let's go.

Being that we were in Chelsea, I figured we were going to some factory.  No. Just past the entrance to the Chelsea Hotel (Yes, that Chelsea Hotel, where Sid killed Nancy and a lot of other important musical and literarry events happened) we walked into the most civilized not-like-Starbucks-coffee shop in Manhattan.  What a great break from shepherding a fleet of  10 - 11 year olds  (BTW, I had to give the bus driver directions, he could not get to the Battery Tunnel from Park Slope, WTF.)

Anyway, since I have been trying to get back my girlish figure I have mostly given up doughnuts, mostly. But, they had a creme brulee doughnut.  I had to go off the grid here.  Good coffee, a really good doughnut and a half, a calm place to enjoy it, what more would I want at 11am on a Tuesday.

Wait there is more.  I was told I had to go to the bathroom, and that I should take my camera.

Totally mirrored , complete with a disco ball.

I wonder how many current 5th graders were conceived there.


  1. Wow! How cool! I have to get a doughnut from here now!

  2. Fabulous! A creme brulée donut and a mirrored bathroom, all in the same place.
    I'm glad you had fun on your senior trip. Did the kids have fun on theirs?
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Kay, that goes without saying. That is why I did no say it. :0)

  4. ha. psychedelic!!
    good thing there weren't any strobe lights on.


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