Fell asleep before 9pm after spending the whole day on the beach, consequently waking up at 4am. Tried for 45 minutes to fall back asleep to no avail. JP convinced me (all the way from Vietnam) to go catch the sunrise and even though I contested at first, it was worth it (with a little help from Wawa coffee, of course).
Waited alllllll week for a sunny beach day as it's happened to rain on most of my days off so far this summer season. Was disappointed to wake up to a foggy, gray sky but headed down to the beach anyway. The sun did eventually come out and I got a little sunburn to prove it.
Passion Vines in Somers Point, NJ
Passion Vines had a Bolero Snort tap takeover and it was the bomb.com. The Moophoric double IPA was my favorite with the Doubull Stuffed stout (actually brewed with Oreos) coming in at a close second!
Since JP is allergic to life, it's rare that Miley (the clingiest pup on the planet) gets any cuddles from us. As you can see she was super stoked to get an invite to the hammock.
Simple Eats in Virginia Beach, VA
Capped off the weekend in Virginia Beach with Sunday brunch: shrimp & grits and some much-needed caffeine for the 5 hour drive home. I put milk in the coffee out of habit but it honestly was so tasty it's better black!
Mermaid Winery in Virginia Beach, VA
This is a raspberry wine from Mermaid Winery. It reminded me of raspberry Smirnoff which haunts my soul but was good nonetheless. Also a big fan of the winery's vibe, check it out if you're in the area!
Chics Beach in Virginia Beach, VA
Took myself on a mini road trip this weekend to see Samantha! We got some sun, haircuts, and spent an alarming amount of time watching Jersey Shore.
Positively 4th Street in Ocean City, NJ
Coffee date with Sinead and Alexis! I got the heavenly nut latte and they weren't kidding about the heavenly part. Legit a caffeinated blessing handed down by the coffee gods themselves.
Back Bay Ale House in Atlantic City, NJ
In AC, summer starts on Memorial Day weekend – but it's not officially the summer season until you've had a mason jar from Back Bay Ale House Celebrated Ryan’s 30th birthday with a mojito that was definitely not what I ordered but tasty nonetheless.
Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia, PA
I can't even tell you how many times I drove past this festival both last and this summer before finally going to see it for real. It was definitely interesting to learn the history of these Chinese symbols and see them in such bright form!
Manayunk Tavern in Philadelphia, PA
Got some sun on a long bike ride with my mom and aunt along the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon trails. Rewarded myself with this bangin' pineapple ale.