Nick and I spent this past weekend up in the Pocono Mountains with some friends — it’s a trip we’ve been making for a few years now. It’s always nice to get away from the city and unplug a bit (I barely even get cell service!). This time we stayed in Lake Harmony, at the Split Rock Resort. They have an indoor water park, bowling and an arcade, so there’s plenty to keep us busy. We also spent a morning snow tubing after grabbing breakfast at the cutest little cafe, Terra Cottage.
My favorite part — besides the snow tubing, obviously — was taking a walk around the resort. It wasn’t terribly cold out, and there was still plenty of snow on the ground from the season’s single blizzard. There was a layer of ice on Lake Harmony, which was so cool. We walked down to the beach and even walked down on the docks. It was so quiet and so beautiful — there’s so much sky up there.
Happy 2016! It’s already week 2 of the New Year — craziness. I’ll probably blog about my resolutions/goals for this year (and recap 2015) later this week if you feel like reading yet another one of those posts.
♦ Drinking: Water! Trying to start the year on the right foot.
♦ Eating: Out way too often! Stopped by one of my favorites, DanDan (16th St. between Sansom and Walnut), with friends last week.
♦ Loving: Being able to spend time working and hanging out with some blogger babes.
♦ Hating: That it’s not spring yet.
♦ Listening: I found my CD collection from high school, and popped Mi Sangre by Juanes into my car the other day. Almost 12 years later, and that album is still perfection.
♦ Reading: Not enough. I’m planning on joining Emma Watson’s feminist book club with some friends, so I need to get myself a library card.
♦ Wanting: To win the Powerball. I’d settle for just a million though. 😉
♦ Watching:Gilmore Girls. But we’re on season 1 now!
♦ Wearing: My flannel button up and cashmere sweater.
♦ Wishing: It was Friday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I just wanted to pop in and share some snapshots from the holiday weekend. No one does Christmas lights like New York, but I still love the lights in Philadelphia. There’s actually a lot to do in the city, winter-wise, and I still have a lot to do! It’s been unseasonably warm but the colder weather will eventually be here, so I’m not worried. I just wish we could keep the lights up for a few more weeks.
In related news, we have a new member of our family — Arya! We adopted her from PAWS right around Thanksgiving (she was an early Christmas gift to me!). I grew up in single-dog households — having two is a whole new adventure! Slowly but surely, Arya and Zamboni are getting more comfortable with each other and she’s making herself at home. You can get to know her more on Instagram too.