With temps soaring into the 90s and my grad school days officially a thing of the past, it definitely felt like summertime here in our neck of the woods over Memorial Day weekend!
After months of hectic schedules, Stephen and I kicked off the holiday with our first trip out to Virginia wine country since last fall. Sitting on the shaded Vintage Ridge patio and sipping a chilled glass of rosé while surrounded by rolling hills was just what I needed to start letting the stress of the past few months fade away.
Of course, no relaxing day in wine country would be complete without a stop at Scruffy’s Ice Cream Parlor, which helps support animal rescue programs, for a delicious scoop of cotton candy in a waffle cone -- always the perfect summer treat!
Other weekend highlights included continuing to make progress on my novel (so much easier now that school is off my plate), kicking off my summer diet and fitness plan (now that I really have no more excuses), going out for tapas to celebrate Stephen's new position at work (yes, we will officially be staying in DC for 1-2 more years), and spending plenty of time playing with Molly and Twix (because cuddly kitties just make everything better).
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Do you feel like summer has now officially arrived?