Hi friends, it’s so good to be back blogging, but I have to admit that not touching my computer from Thursday to Saturday was refreshing. I had the time of my life spending the last week with my friends, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
I had planned on breaking the vacation into 2 posts, with 2 days being recapped in each post, but after going through my pictures, I decided it’d be more fun making each day its own post, so let’s start with Wednesday night and Thursday, the 4th of July!
I headed down to the Cape after work around 5, and barely hit traffic. A 2 1/3 hour drive only took me 3 hours, and I made it down for 8. When I got there, I enjoyed a drink on the patio with Ryan, Chelsey, Pat, Viss, and his friend, Britt. Viss grew up on the Cape, so every 4th of July, Viss hosts everyone at his parents Cape house for a fun long weekend together. A lot of the group has moved away, so it’s extra special to be able to get together.
We then headed downtown to grab a few drinks at an outdoor bar.
We hit another bar on our way back, before heading back to the house to hang out on the patio again.
Bed time: 4 am.
Happy 4th of July! Viss and I woke up early and he joined me on a run around his childhood neighborhood.
Viss joined me for 1.7 miles, and then I dropped him off at the house and went back to finish my 4 mile run.
After a quick shower, I enjoyed breakfast and woke the rest of the crew up. We were then joined by Jaritza and Chedda (Tom), who came in from Boston. We packed up and then hit the beach, where we were joined by my cousin, Jay and Viss’ wife, Kate.
Around 3:30, we headed home, where we spent the next few hours, playing yard games, drinking, showering, and grilling.
Pat burned his forehead. If you look close enough, you can see 3 finger marks. We’re not quite sure how that happened.
Viss’ parents have a hammock, but unfortunately the trees are about 6 inches too far apart, and KZak was determined to get it up.
Soon-to-be-sisters. Doesn’t stop us from jumping the gun and already calling each other sister.
Viss and Jay made a big batch of Pimm’s for everyone.
The drinks were so pretty, and so delicious. I only stole a sip, but I definitely would’ve stolen a cup if I didn’t already have a drink in hand.
Jaritza was the perfect model for the patriotic bottle of vodka while the boys grilled us a delicious dinner of wings, burgers, pasta salads and asparagus. Love this girl to death!
Instead of saying a prayer before dinner, Pat read us the Declaration of Independence. Such a great idea!
When it was your turn to hit, a teammate stood right along the 1st baseline and handed you your drink as you ran by.
I almost caught a pop fly, but instead, I spilled my drink all over my head. I was wearing my lime green dress, and didn’t want to spill my red drink, so luckily I was only playing with a cup of water in hand. Phew!
Once it became too dark for wiffle ball, we headed back to the table to play drinking games, and our favorite, Salad Bowl, where we had fun acting out words and trying to guess the word.
A handful of us ended up playing TV tag late in the night. Do you guys remember this game?! It got so intense, and I was definitely diving and sliding after people. I cut my ankle and was bleeding after the game, but when I woke up, I realized I scuffed up my entire shin and part of the top of my foot. So worth it!
Bed time was early for us on the 4th. I think we were out cold before 1 am.
Part 2 to come tomorrow!