Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Take me out to the baaaaall game


Peanuts & primantis & bridge walks & city views & family fun & home runs & pierogi races & 7th inning stretches & fireworks & music & pirate wins (oh, and photobombs by your husband haha)

Summer just isn't quite complete without at least one trip to the ball field!
Go Buccos!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Camping at Deep Creek Lake!

Relaxing on the beach (before the rain started!)

Lakeside drinks, snacks, and live music at the Boardwalk!

Mountain State Brewing Co. for dinner

Photo bomb by the husband :)

Rainy night = arcade playing!  This is becoming a "thing" and I don't hate it :)

Look at all the awesome prizes we won! ;)

Sunday afternoon hike at Coopers Rock while Brett mountain biked

Relaxing at Cheat Lake before dinner at Pies and Pints and heading hooome

I heart summer weekends!*

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ah, summer...


Just a few snapshots of some pretty summer flowers around town :)

Happy Friday!*

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

A nice long 3 day weekend spent road tripping around New York!

A wedding at Peek n Peak for our friends Ian & Amy
(of course, I forgot to take pictures during the wedding, so one of my pretty hotel pillow will have to do)

A breakfast at the Blue Heron Inn on Findley Lake

A morning stroll (and pretty flowers) around Bemis Point at Chautauqua Lake

Bench sitting and relaxing at the lake

A few days spent up in Ellicottville, New York
wandering around and enjoying Holiday Valley Resort!

Dinner & drinks at Ellicottville Brewing Company

A sunset hike to the top of the mountain at Holiday Valley!

A nice afternoon dip in the water at the Allegheny Reservoir on our way back through Pennsylvania :)

And one last stop before heading home: North Country Brewing for dinner (one of our favorites!)

Great summery weekend!*
Trying our best to soak up every last ounce of summer before it slips away!
Hmm, where to next weekend? ;)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Woodstock, New York! {New England Vacation}

Welcome to Woodstock!

Our last stop of vacation before heading home was Woodstock, New York!  We were so excited to visit Woodstock again.  We stopped here once before about 7 years ago while we were on a little road trip right after we graduated college (whoa, that was 7 years ago... #old) and we had been meaning to come back ever since.  And we finally did!

I love this little town...


And Levon Helm too ;)
(if you don't know who he is, then we can't be friends...)


We stayed in this little cabin in the woods that was only a short walk into town...


We spent a lot of time just wandering around town, checking out all the artwork and little shops...
(and I got an awesome new purse in one of those little shops that I loooove!)


We also happened to stumble upon a bar that had live music
and oh my goodness, this band was sooo good!


And definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip... visiting THE BIG PINK!!!!!  In this house, The Band (one of my all time favorite bands) recorded their amazing album Music from Big Pink.  Words cannot describe how awesome it was to stand in front of this house.  We were in giddy music fan heaven.


FYI, here's a reference pic to the Big Pink on the album...
(still looks the same for the most part!)


What a great ending to a really great vacation!

And when we arrived home late that evening, we were greeted with all of this awesomeness
that my mom left for us (well, mainly for Brett's birthday)!  These are the perks of letting your mom know your garage door code... ;)  Oh, and her math is a little off... Brett turned 30 not 50! Hahaha :) 


And thus concludes my recap posts from our wonderful New England Vacation!

Now, where to go next... ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire! {New England Vacation}

After spending 5 days up in Maine, we headed over to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire for some lake cottage fun!  We spent two nights in a cute little cabin near the water and had a great time!


We rented kayaks again (and I remembered my camera this time!!)...


We also headed up into White Mountain National Forest (which was only a short drive away) for a little hike (oooor what we thought was a little hike)!  We hikes to two mountain peaks (Mt. Flume and Mt. Liberty) and the mileage wasn't too bad - it was the vertical climb that was insane.  We were literally rock climbing for a good portion of the trail.  We had no idea it was going to be that vertical.  But once we made it to the peaks, it was totally worth it.  Awesome views for miles.

(Here's a view of the two peaks from down on the road!)

We made sure to get in a lot of lazy beach hangs (and duck visits?!) to make up for the crazy hike ;)


And to top it all off, there were beautiful sunsets, arcade games (!!), and delicious eats...


Lake Winnipesaukee is such a beautiful lake.  I wish it was a little closer to home so we could visit more often.  But regardless, we had a great couple of days there!

Up next: Woodstock, NY!