Memorial Day weekend is by far my favorite American long weekend! Not only is it the time to remember the people who have served the country, but it is also the "unofficial" start to Summer! Without a doubt, the earth somehow knows to crank the heat up about mid week leading up to this long weekend. Followed by a weekend of sun, food and swimming!
Saturday afternoon started with just that! Dounya, Evelina and I embraced the warmth and spent the afternoon relaxing in the pool with our new inflatable swan pal. Unfortunately followed by some torrential rain, so we decided to shower and head out to dinner to PF Chang's, a oh so scrumptious Chinese restaurant!
Sunday also really turned on the heat and sun for us! We ventured into the empty Manhattan for a Mediterranean brunch at "Jacks Wife Freda" then took a long subway ride out to Coney Island where we found the rest of the NYC population; escaping the city for a day of amusement park rides and ice creams on the beach.
Although we dreaded the train ride back, we decided to make the most of Manhattan being deathly empty. But even on long weekends, Times Square is still as busy as ever. After spending hours in lines for checkouts and changing rooms, I left Times Square with some summer outfit purchases where we then met up with Felicia for dinner at Brother Jimmys.
Today (Monday) was one of those days where it threatened to rain all day so you couldn't really make any plans in advance. But the Loves and I ended the day by going to Gus's Restaurant for dinner. A seafood place about 20 minutes away from my house, where I had Shrimp Skampi! A butter garlic shrimp dish with linguini pasta. Amazing!
Also, I'm working on upgrading my blog a little. We could see some big changes over the next month or so, so stay tuned for that X