What a great weekend! The greater the struggle on Monday, the greater the weekend. And I am STRUGGLIN'! It was a weekend of friends, food, and family. The 4th was on a Thursday this year which made for a semi-long weekend. Both Nick and I had to work a full day on Friday (boo!) but it began with Cronuts (more on that later) which added a little fun in an otherwise uneventful workday.
Wednesday, July 3rd
Before we set out to celebrate Uncle Sam's birthday, Nick and I had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of two of our friends - Connie and Toshi. The venue was beautiful. It was extra sweet because Toshi's grandfather, who is a reverend, officiated the ceremony.
|In true W fashion, we attack the food|
|But not before we attacked the bar!|
|4/6 members of our BYOB dinner club. Missing: Connie & Toshi|
CONGRATULATIONS CONNIE & TOSHI!
Thursday, July 4th
For the 4th this year, Nick and I were determined to leave the concrete jungle. Luckily, Tim and Kyo were game so we took a day trip to Watch Hill, RI. I have to say, it was pretty much perfect. We were able to find parking relatively easily, the beach wasn't that crowded, the weather was perfect, and the water wasn't too cold. And to top off a great day, we had a great seafood meal at Olympia Tea Room and yummy ice cream at St. Clair Annex. The fireworks we saw on the drive home was just icing on the cake.
Friday, July 5th
|This is the line in front of us at 6:30am. There were probably twice as many people behind us.|
|This is Dominique Ansel, the man who invented the Cronut|
|3.5 hours later, Aliza and I dig into our treat|
After work, Nick and I rushed to the airport to catch a flight to Charlotte to visit Nick's aunt and uncle. Nick's sister Natasha had been spending the week down there so it was good to be able to coordinate so that we would be there at the same time.
|My first meal in Charlotte. YUM!|
Saturday, July 6
The Queen City Q. OH. MY. GOD. Best BBQ I have ever had (Salt Lick in Austin can NOT even compare... sorry to all my TX friends). If you ever go there, you MUST order the sausage (and I don't even really like sausage!). I promise you that you will not regret it.
|This is how we spend family time|
Unfortunately, the weather decided to not be cooperative so we had to give up on