July 11, 2011

What We Did During the Last Ten Days

Pin It now! What a wonderful week off!  I was back at work today and although I'm not jumping for joy to be back, I feel completely recharged after our staycation.  We certainly took advantage of being close to home and did a lot of things during the weekday that we wouldn't have otherwise attempted during the insanely busy weekends. 

For the 4th of July weekend, we started with a baseball game at Citi Field for the Subway Series.  Besides visiting Citi Field for the first time, the highlights of the night were watching dozens of planes fly ridiculously close o the stadium and having the Yankees win (sorry Met fans!). 

We were able to watch the Macy's fireworks on our roof and I couldn't believe there were so many other firework shows throughout New Jersey and Brooklyn.

During the week, we headed out to Michael's sister's house in Jersey for a pool party and were pleasantly surprised to have his grandma visit too.  We visited the second phase of the Highline and ate the most delicious pasta and pizza at Eataly.  We relaxed by the pool.  We watched Transformers and ate BBQ.  We took a cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education and made Italian Surf & Turf (M & I made the rice balls).  The other dishes: homemade pasta, fish soup, veal cutlets, fritto misto (fried seafood), and blood orange panna cotta.  We celebrated by sister's boyfriend's birthday at Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery, then we out for antelope burgers.  We met up with Alysse and Matt for brunch, toured the Red Bull Creation invention challenge in McCarren Park, and got really bad shoulder sunburns.  All in all, it was a fabulous vacation!  Back to work and back to the real world...

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