Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our 4th of July Weekend

The hubbs and I really had the perfect 4th of July weekend!! We normally go to Manhattan every weekend so, we decided that we would stay in Brooklyn for the whole holiday weekend. Going to Manhattan can be very exhausting especially with this heat.

My hubby got off early on Friday so I meet him in Downtown Brooklyn for lunch, and then we headed home for a relaxing evening of wine and rummy...I guess we are old people now!!

On Saturday we slept in and then went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. I love all of the Toy Story movies, and this one was just as good. The little girl in it was adorable, which is funny to say since she is a cartoon. Saturday was another hot day but we were able to eat some awesome pizza in an outdoor cafe that evening when the heat was a little better.

On 4th of July, we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head out to Prospect Park which is only 2 blocks from our apartment. We set up our picnic in the shade, and we were able to relax there for a few hours before the heat got the best of us.

That night we decided to not head to Manhattan for the fireworks over the Hudson, but instead we wanted to go to our rooftop to watch them. So, we live on the 5th floor of a walk-up brownstone (which means no elevator), and the fire escape stairs off of our guest bedroom/office window go up to the roof. We have yet to look up there because we didn't know if it was allowed or safe. But the hubbs decided to take a peak and it looked great. At around 8:45 we went up there to watch the sunset and then the fireworks over the Manhattan skyline. It was the perfect end to the weekend!! We will definitely be going to the rooftop more often, but the fire escape definitely make it kind of scary. You can't drink too much wine while you are up there because you definitely could have a very hard time getting back down. The building management should definitely turn it into a proper rooftop deck and unlock the door at the top of the stairway...and then I am sure they could raise our rent too, hehe!!


Caitrin said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend your holiday weekend! I have begging for my husband to take me on a picnic for several weeks now- hopefully sometime soon he will finally give in! :)

Mrs. Hesson said...

That sounds so romantic. I love picnics :)