The moments you want to run away from yourself are the moments you need to spend the most time with yourself. I won't speak for everyone but I know I have a habit of stretching myself too thin, saying "yes" too many times, and getting so caught up in the needs of others that I lose sight of my own. Opted for a little staycation with a floor-to-ceiling view of my favorite scenery (the beach) to clear my head and press restart.
Phillies Game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Scored these bangin' seats as part of that Phillies yoga deal and had a great time at the game! Why is it that baseball stadiums have the best hot dogs?
South Philadelphia, PA
There's nothing particularly exciting about this location. Or this beer, if I'm being honest (sorry, Modelo!). But this post-monsoon sunset was too good to not capture.
After a week+ of nothing but rain (honestly forgot sunshine was even a thing), we finally lucked out with perfect boat weather. This time last year, we had taken the boat out multiple times. But this summer was full of rain, so we're grateful to have gotten this one day in!
Resorts Craft Beer Festival 2018 in Atlantic City, NJ
Hit up the craft beer fest at Resorts with Dustin (who always has the right words to describe a beer's tasting notes) and Ryan (who doesn't particularly like beer but will always say yes to an excuse to drink). And I only got carded once!
Tilton Fitness in Northfield, NJ
After taking a few months away from the gym (partly due to a hectic schedule, but also partly due to laziness) I've finally gotten back to some consistency. Even though it means waking up at 6AM, this gym is always exactly how I like it: totally empty!
Bucket Brigade Brewery in Cape May Court House, NJ
You can't not get a flight your first time at a new brewery, right? Thanks for the hospitality and literal bucket of beer, Bucket Brigade!
Harpoons on the Bay in North Cape May, NJ
Rain rain, go away! All plans of enjoying some beach time during Local Summer have been derailed thanks to this storm and the weather from Hurricane Florence that looks like it'll hit sometime this week, but even rain looks pretty by the water — especially when paired with a Ludlam Island IPA.
Nauti Spirits in Cape May, NJ
Can't let a little rain stop you from having fun! Hit up Nauti Spirits and tried The Shark Tooth with vodka, lime, and other fun ingredients.
Despite a rather abysmal morning, the day eventually brightened up so we rode bikes to Crabby Jack's to take in the view (and a couple of beers). I highly recommend their crab bites! Also, stripes were apparently the clothing theme of the day.
Ventnor Coffee in Ventnor, NJ
Not exactly the Labor Day Weekend weather I was hoping for, but nothing a little iced coffee can't fix. The summer might be coming to a close but that means Local Summer is in full effect
We were supposed to have a Sunday Funday day trip to Bushkill Falls, but instead we slept until 1pm. We did get into the sun eventually, and took the kayaks out on the back bay!