Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Holiday Weekend!

What a wonderful weekend! Despite working 24 hours from Saturday to Monday, we were able to squeeze in a ton of fun 4th of July activities. There was a baseball game, a beer garden, dinners with old and new friends, brats and beer on a rooftop, and plenty of fireworks. After a gloomy and cool start to the season, this weekend's weather and activities finally made it feel like it's really summer!

Patriotic fruit tart, with homemade pastry cream.
Bought the shell for $3 at Whole Foods (straight from the back of the bakery),
which made this such a simple dessert to pull together.

Kane County Cougars-- a local minor league team.

Awesome fireworks after the game!

We finally made it to the rooftop at Gene's, and I can't wait to get back.

What's more American than some good craft beer?

Now just a few days of work, then we're L.A. bound for a little vacation! I can't wait to hang out at the beach, to eat plenty of tasty food, and to catch up with my California relatives. Anyone have L.A. suggestions on what we should do?

1 comment:

  1. ahhhh that looks like a perfect july 4th weekend!!! have a great time in ca!