For some reason, we never think to make Fourth of July plans until almost the last minute. I don't know why...it's not like it's a surprise holiday or anything, you know? We didn't have plans this year until literally the start of the weekend, but it ended up being so much fun!
Next we went for dinner at the Blue Goat, which specializes in southern food. Southern food is my FAVORITE! My mom actually says I had a country accent when I first started talking, so it only makes sense this is my favorite cuisine.
We ordered poutine and wings with mumbo sauce as our appetizers. Both were really good! Kim got pimento cheese tots, which were basically amazing. I would get those next time. I also wanted to try the pork rinds so I'll have to go back for those!
Next we tried a little beer bar that had prosecco on tap! I am working on a list of things I want to do in the last year before I turn 30 and one is a keg stand...how epic would a prosecco keg stand be? Ha!!
Last but not least, we visited Quirk's bar at Maple and Pine for a drink after being rejected from Kabana. Quirk seems to be much more my speed these days anyway, so it didn't hurt my feelings any!
Sunday we went to a friend's pool party in Mechanicsville. Though we couldn't swim because Mother Nature wouldn't cooperate, we played beer pong and flip cup. You know, adult stuff. I was so full of champagne even at dinner time we ended up just having Rita's ice for dinner.
We had hoped to spend the day at the beach on Monday, but thanks to the dreary weather, we ended up ditching those plans and checking out Tradition Brewery instead. It just opened recently in Newport News. The beers were pretty good (one of them REALLY tastes like banana, so if that's your thing you'd love it) but the highlight of the afternoon (in my opinion) was the food from the taco truck outside, Balu's Surf Shop. John and I shared a shrimp quesadilla and rice and beans. It was so good we scarfed it down before photos could be taken.
Later on we headed back to our neighborhood and wandered around looking for fireworks. It's been a few years since I've seen fireworks on the Fourth and it seems like it will be yet another year before I get to see the real deal. All in all it was a great holiday weekend though and I'm glad that we made the best of it despite not having plans til the last minute and the crappy weather! What did you do? I'd love to hear how you spent your weekend!