You'd think I took a vacation or something, since I haven't been posting on here all week. Nope, no vacation...at least not a physical one. Guess I just needed a little mental break. Anyway, thought I'd pop in here to show what I was up to last weekend, you know, just in time for THIS weekend :)
|Mama's on the Halfshell's soft shells and fried green tomatoes.|
While everyone else heads to the ocean, I try to stay away from the beach for Memorial Day Weekend. There's basically one way to get to the shore and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge gets a wee bit crowded during the summer. Crowded, as in, think of it like Christmas shopping: If you go before 9am or after 9pm, you should be fine. If you go during that 12-hour window, you're going to be inching your way along the flatter-than-my-chest road to paradise.
|Strawberry festival in Davidsonville.|
Oh, it's fun to get old. In high school, I would dream about the day that I was finally allowed to drive to the beach without my parents. I'd hop in a convertible with three of my closest friends, we'd put the top down, wear our bikinis, and blow bubbles around our "neighbors" while we sat in traffic. I WANTED to sit in traffic. Weird. Also, none of that happened when I finally got to drive to the beach for Senior Week. I was in my post-it-note yellow 1987 Pontiac Sunbird wearing clothes, without bubbles or traffic, and I got pulled over by a cop for speeding. Welcome to the real world, lil' Steffie!
|The Shake-Down Cruise of 2012. Finally on the water!|
Anyway, my idea of a grand Memorial Day Weekend now (as an adult) is being outside in nature, barbecuing, and just lounging under the sun. Even without much planning, I think this year ended up being the perfect combination of all of those things. I even had a little foodie adventure with Michelle and Ray. Soft shell crabs CONQUERED!
|Sunday kayak before lunch with the Lees and Brew @ the Zoo with Katie.|
How was your Memorial Day Weekend? I'm counting down the days until I turn 30. With the last few days of my 20s quickly diminishing, I'm trying not to freak out about where I am in life. Instead, I'm going to go wine tasting with my mom, have a wine tasting birthday party with my friends, and do a little alone-time spa trip. Wino much? ;)
|Loyola University in Maryland wins the 2012 NCAA Championship!|
PS. If you didn't know this already, "Wedding Crashers" had it all wrong. Maryland doesn't do football and crab cakes, silly. We do LACROSSE and crab cakes :) All Maryland NCAA Division 1 tourney this year. LoCo v. UMD and guess who won? Lil' ol' Loyola. Gotta love that!