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July 4th in the Lehigh Valley: Coca Cola Park

To say that our Fourth of July weekend was a busy one would be an understatement.

Our weekend was jam-packed.

Now, for the past few years we have typically spent our Independence Day with my family. We would spend our day hanging out and grilling, but this year was a bit more hectic (primarily due to the fact that we actually have friends around here, which is practically a damn miracle). Between a dinner and a movie double date on Friday, a pool party and work on Saturday, hanging out with our friends by the pool grilling and swimming followed by another visit with a few of our other friends on Sunday, grilling with the family on Monday and celebrating Independence Day by going to Fourth on the Field at Coca Cola Park in the Lehigh Valley to see the fireworks with a few of our friends, we were in DIRE need of an extra weekend to recover from our weekend. Continue reading

A Day at One of the Country’s Biggest Classic Car Shows

Earlier this year we went to the Lehigh Valley Auto Show, where we got to see the newest automobiles on the market now, but this weekend we got to travel back in time. We went to the 52nd Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, the August Festival in Pennsylvania Dutch, where we got to see hundreds of classic cars and antique cars.

Is That a Shillelagh in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

This weekend Sunday we ventured over to my old stomping grounds, the Pocono’s. There was a Celtic Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but as you guessed it; I worked Friday and Saturday. Which is practically unheard of in retail. If they had it their way, they would have me work on Sunday as well (and I did, for many weeks), but I changed my availability a couple weeks ago. My Sunday’s are completely available and I get to spend a little more time with the husband. I like the sound of that and you should too!

This was the 8th annual Celtic Festival held at Shawnee. I went to the Celtic Festival during one of their very FIRST festivals. My how things have changed. There are a lot more vendors, more food, more crowds, and better entertainment. They had petting farms (totally went there), leprechauns on stilts (boasting the claim “tallest leprechaun in the world”), bagpipes, sheep herding, demonstrations, and so much more. 
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Hoping for Rain After the Urban Street Art Festival

 Finallyyyy a festival that did not fail me miserably. It may or may not be because it had nothing to do with those dreaded Cherry Blossoms, but we will keep that on the DL (down-low for those of you who don’t know the lingo). 
Last week I started a new job in retail as a cashier. Not something that I’m terribly excited about, BUT a girl needs to pay off credit card bills…or so they say. The one perk that I’m excited for is the discounts, forget the paycheck. Seasonal sections, nautical decor, holidays, home furnishing = love (note: Adam is already shaking his head at the amount of things I mentioned are “super cute” while checking out customers). I already have a specific place and purpose for everything I have eyed. The downfall is that my weekends will most likely be consumed with standing inside, ringing up customer’s orders, and enjoying the beautiful weather from…a sliding glass door while hearing how beautiful today is. What can I say? I’m living the dream!

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Philly’s Cherry Blossom Bust

Have you ever made plans and tried to see something countless times and somehow it never works out? 

For whatever reason, when it comes to cherry blossoms that is us. 

Why do they hate me so?

This past weekend we hopped in the car, drove 90 minutes and ended up at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Unfortunately for us and a few thousand other people, the blossoms have yet to bloom this season. In Washington DC, however, the blossoms were holding on strong. This seems to be a common occurrence for us. Continue reading