7.09.2014

Our July 4th in Photos

How was everyone's July 4th weekend? Wonderful I hope! Surprisingly enough, D and I did in fact make it down the shore to his mom's beach house. Somehow there wasn't much traffic on the roads....I guess we were the only crazies who thought driving to the jersey shore on July 4th during a hurricane was a good idea. But we made it, only to have our first day there spent in doors, hitting up the local diner, drinking wine and playing many, many games of Trivial Pursuit to pass the time!
rocking my stars and stripes -- love you America! xo
We finally got some quality beach time -- pretty much all that next Saturday. The beach was mobbed with people everywhere since July 4th was spent in doors watching Hurricane Arthur put a damper on things.
One of my FAVORITE things to do in LBI is stopping at Pinky's. Their seafood is a staple for me and D every year. Their fresh snow crab legs are ahhhh-mazing and one of those little things we look forward to every summer. They are a little on the pricey side, so they are certainly a treat. And of course the place looks like a little hole in the wall joint, but those places always have the best food. Ammiright?

 
there is simply nothing better than fresh snow crab legs, fresh jersey corn and an ice cold Corona with lime -- all enjoyed while sitting on your shore house deck. #heaven

fireworks were the next night (again with stupid Hurricane Arthur) but it was so cool because we didn't even have to go into town to see them. We got the best seats in the house (aka the shore house deck). It doesn't get any more perfect than that!
On the way home we stopped at one of those road side farmer's market stands to get some fresh fruits and veggies. There is seriously nothing better than Jersey corn or Jersey tomatoes.
D as he carefully inspects each ear of corn. Me on the other hand was just throwing them in the basket!
Gotta support our local farmers -- always eat local when you can! 
#jerseyfresh

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend -- here's to many more weekends at the beach! 
xo Steph

11 comments:

  1. All of your pictures now will be with your left hand on D's chest to show off that stunner! ;-) That lobster looks AMAZING!!!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  2. Looks like so much fun, I love that you could see fireworks from your house.

    Kristina does the Internets

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    1. nothing beats seeing fireworks from your beach house and not having to brave the crowds! thanks for the comments Kristina!

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  3. Looks like so much fun! Love the headband!!


    Nightchayde

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    1. thanks -- and the headband was from F21 :)

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    1. I did -- hope you had a great one too Tara! :)

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  5. I used to live in New Jersey (I'm in Arizona now) and this really made me miss going down the shore!

    xo Christina
    wouldyoulikesomewine.blogspot.com

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    1. awww there really is nothing better than the jersey shore! but I've heard Arizona is beautiful too! thanks for the comments Christina! xo

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