Due to the holiday weekend, this post is going to be kind of long, and kind of random. I also managed to take photos with a total of 5 different cameras, haha.
Eric and I were feeling lazy on Friday so we decided to order some pizza from Blackbird Pizzeria for dinner. We picked up our pie and rode over to Washington Square West to eat at the park. We also put my new front rack to good use and used it for hauling the pizza.
We woke up bright and early Saturday morning and drove to…Connecticut? Long story short, Eric has been wanting to buy a crossbike so he can start cross-racing. He found a bike online but got confused as to where the guy lived, so we drove all the way to Hartford, CT. I’d never been to Connecticut so we made a mini trip out of it.
Our first Connecticut stop was New England Brewing Co. We had heard about them, but you can’t buy their beer in PA, so it was cool to stop by and check out the brewery and pick up a 6-pack.
After the brewery we continued on and stopped by It’s Only Natural in Middletown, CT. The service was meh, but the food definitely made up for it. I had the spicy tempeh salad and Eric ordered a burger.
And then headed up into Fairmount Park which has some more bike trails. I love heading into the park because you can get totally lost and never feel like you are in the city (just don’t go by yourself or when it’s dark).
There wasn’t much going on for the holiday Monday, so Eric and I decided to stay home and grill and a few friends ended up stopping by.
This photo might have been taken in 2011, or in 1978, you be the judge…
We grilled a ton of vegetables – corn, asparagus, green beans, red peppers, potatoes, onions and zucchini, then had some tempeh as well. I also made my new favorite summertime drink, iced tea with a splash of whiskey.
This weekend was a great start to summer and hopefully means we are going to have a busy and fun summer!