do it

do it: celebrate the 4th

 photo I took of Friday night's sunset from my apartment window

I had a really great 4th of July weekend-- complete with sunsets, sunrises, fireworks, bike rides, and our own little BBQ. Aside from my trip to Governors Island on Saturday, I stuck close to home-- wandering around the city in 95+ degrees didn't seem like a good time to me. Most of Sunday was spent lounging around in my air conditioned bedroom watching netflix. We skipped the crowds and stifling subway ride and took advantage of my fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline, and watched the Macy's fireworks display from my fire escape:

After a mid-afternoon nap on Sunday, we weren't very sleepy after the fireworks. We wound up staying up all night, and watched the sunrise sitting out on the fire escape in our skivvies... silliness.

Monday we hit the grocery store and stocked up on all the essentials: burgers, pineapple, cheddar, corn on the cob, tater tots (at my insistence), pina colada mix, and fixins for s'mores. We came home, whipped out the George Foreman, mixed up some frozen cocktails and had ourselves a BBQ!

We followed up our pineapple cheeseburgers with gooey s'mores toasted over the gas stovetop... classic!