Weekend Warrior – An Independence Day Recap

I’m a weekend warrior.

We live for the weekends….this is especially true in the summer. My husband is a teacher and has his days off (except when he does his summer school stint) so he can enjoy leisurely summer days while I head off to my job. (I know, you’re shocked, but photography isn’t my full time job!) Summer weekends are usually filled with lots of action – friends, family, road trips, and anything else I can coerce him into doing :-)

This weekend was no exception – especially since it was a long holiday weekend for me. We started it out with a trip back to Va. Beach – Sandbridge – to visit family before they headed back home for another year. (My cousins are all scattered across the US – Alabama, Illinois, and North Dakota.) We enjoyed the quick visit and it was so good to reconnect with people I adore. Friday morning, we took a leisurely drive through Hampton Roads courtesy of our GPS/Traffic app – Waze. I’m pretty sure we toured almost every city in Hampton Roads – except Chesapeake – Friday morning. We finally made it to Williamsburg without incident of our own. (That’s pretty awesome considering parts of I-64W were completely closed due to an unfortunate accident!) We enjoyed lunch with my parents at the fabulous New York Deli just down the street from the outlets. After that, we took an even more leisurely drive back home by way of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry and Va. State Rt. 10. It was such a pleasant drive home – no traffic and just enjoying our favorite tunes. We had a lazy Friday evening and just relaxed :-)

 

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Saturday was quite the lazy day for us too. We played with the pups, had an early lunch, and finally saw Jurassic World. We loved it even if others found it cheesy and predictable :-) (Seriously, someone really needs to make a park like Jurassic World and/or Jurassic Park happen.) After the movie, the weather took a turn with some pretty serious thunderstorms rolling through. So….as any good American would do to celebrate our Independence….we had Chinese for dinner. It was good…but really, rain kind of dampens the plans to grill out! We didn’t feel like driving into the city to catch fireworks so we joined our neighbors in the parking lot nearby the house and saw not a single daggon firework. With all these failures, we picked up a few groceries and headed back to enjoy fireworks on the big screen from New York City. We weren’t disappointed at all with those :-)

Sunday was awesome! We had a quiet day with our close friends and their sons. We ate lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats….we enjoyed potato salad, zucchini casserole (yum!), and even made our very own waffle cone s’mores.

Now here we are…back to work, back to normal and a few more days until another amazing weekend of adventures! Happy belated Independence Day friends!

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