Summer was a short one here in Pittsburgh this year- it never really warmed up until mid-July, I was gone for most of August, and now we’re dipping into the 50’s at night and back in flannel pj’s. In the ten years we’ve been friends, BC and I have made a ritual of squeezing the last out of the beautiful weather while it lasts, before we’re stuck in gray slush for six months. Yesterday was no exception.
As soon as I dipped out of the office, I headed to Squirrel Hill to rendezvous with a pile of books and notebooks in my groaning bag. Then we dodged the traffic and headed to Schenley Park, where we sprawled on a blanket in the grass until the sun had finally slipped below the horizon. As usual for these adventures, I read exactly nothing. Instead we plotted out highly profitable novel and book ideas, made jokes about anorexic babies (yes, we’ll burn in hell), and ate an entire bowl of fresh blueberries. Then it was over to Cold Stone Creamery for chocolate cake batter ice cream with strawberries as dinner.
Our plan for this long weekend is to cram as many summer activities in as possible- we’ll hit up the amusement park, drink cocktails on BC’s porch, etc. Any suggestions for must-do summer fling weekend agenda items? The idea is to fit a whole summer into three days. What would you do if you had to fit your summer into a long weekend?