A big storm ripped through town, taking down a tree on Montgomery Avenue in its wake.
But! We had a great weekend in Virginia. We went to a ball game in DC on the 4th. 70 degrees and sunny!
We relaxed with our newest friend, C.
We celebrated with our good friends and the beautiful couple A&E at their wedding. It was wonderful.
Last night, we bought a new bike, a Trek Madone, and took it for a ride this evening before the storms arrived. It rides like a dream!
That’s about it! Looking forward to another summer week!
The weekend started at 6pm, when I got home from work. We made our way for Thai food and then to The Greeks Next Door in Narberth for really good beer. Due to Pennsylvania’s crazy liquor laws, you can have a dollar off a draft if you “shop” around the store for a bit. We obliged.
Then we walked around Narberth, which is so beautiful. Old, charming houses and sweet little neighborhoods. Below, one of my favorite hangouts:
We came home and watched a tornado special on The Weather Channel and were surprised (pleasantly so) by an Eastern European Foz, in training for the next Olympics (winter, naturally):
Tim just hollered, “Is my Heidegger biography on my nightstand?”
It is. I am reading my new book, and will be asleep by 11.
All in all, a very successful Friday night.
Above: Huevos Rancheros for Sunday breakfast, cycling in Daretown NJ, Cream Valley Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae, Ali’s expert watermelon carving (filled with watermelon, cucumber, mint, and french feta salad)
A relaxing weekend filled with lots of cycling (32mi on Saturday, 27mi on Sunday), good food, and late night walks to soak up the summer solstice sun.
We finished the weekend by watching US-Portugal with friends. Ali and I joked that the bars of New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton must have been pretty tense. Seeing all the Portuguese flags and colors made us both think of home. This week we’ll have to cook up some linguica and break open a box of Hoo-Mei Chow Mein.
A fantastic gift from Tim. I’ve been drooling over this book for months. More about the Cape Cod Modern House Trust here. More about the book here.
Reading the posthumously-published works by Marina Keegan. Her story was brought to my attention by the well-read Moz. Reviews here and here. Our libraries are so good here. Waiting for a book to become available makes me appreciate it all the more.