DH and I rarely travel on big holidays. We prefer to stay home and wait it out. Who wants to deal with traffic? Besides, there’s always so many things to do at home, if you just look around.
Saturday was a giant Sidewalk Sale in our home town. Lots of sales going on. We cornered a good deal on NY Strip Steaks (@$6.99 a pound) and stocked up for the summer. Who doesn’t like a good steak on the BBQ? The rest of the day we just meandered up and down the long streets, window shopping. I stopped in at the library and picked up three books (one fiction, one non-fiction, one cookbook) to keep me busy over the summer.
Sunday it rained on and off the entire day. It was the perfect day to go see a movie! When we got to the theater, we weren’t the only ones with the same idea. We go to a discount theater that shows the latest flicks for less. Plus we had a coupon for one free small tub of popcorn. We saw Book Club (which I will review later). Please, do NOT see this movie with a man. Only with other women. Hubby did NOT like this movie but said it still was enjoyable. He just couldn’t understand why all the older women in the film were dating such younger men. Really? Jane Fonda is 80. What 80+ man would be right for her? No one. Thus the 67 year old Don Johnson was perfect. Le sigh.
Monday morning we went downtown and watched our local Memorial Day parade. It started at 10:30AM and it was so wonderful to see all our town soldiers, past and present marching, as well as the police, fire department, rescue squad, ambulance service and many, many top businesses of the area. Best part was seeing and hearing our local high school drum and bugle marching band. The kids were great!
Afterwards, DH and I went back home and cooked up a storm with all the delights we purchased at our local green grocer the other day. We always know when its the start of summer when I prepare my famous pesto over linguine. Artichokes were only .79 each this spring (vs $3.00 each over the winter!). So, I made stuffed artichokes. We hadn’t had those in years!
It was a fantastic staycation!