Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend!

What a great way to start the summer!  The 3-day weekend was just what I needed.  Friday I got out of work early and headed right over to Stephen’s where I basically didn’t leave all weekend.  Here is how the weekend unfolded:

Friday night:
Stephen had some great news to celebrate so it was my duty as a wonderful girlfriend to take him out to dinner.  We hit up Parish in Inman Park for some Creole cooking.  We were not disappointed.  Every thing we ate, from the BBQ Shrimp appetizer to our entrees, Fried Catfish and Fried Chicken, to the dessert, Banana Bread Pudding, was delicious.  Even the bread that we were served before our meal was fresh and delicious.  It was the perfect choice for a celebratory dinner.

BBQ at Stephen’s!  Stephen and his friend have been looking for an excuse to BBQ for a long time and I gave them a perfect reason on Saturday – Brew at the Zoo that evening.  BBQ during the day, drinking with zoo animals in the evening: PERFECT!  The BBQ was a huge success. At one point there might have been 25 people at his house enjoying all of the food and drinks.  Stephen manned the grill all day, dogs roamed the yard and guys and gals ate and drank.  It couldn’t have gone more smoothly.

Brew at the Zoo was basically an excuse for us to look at all the animals without kids running around.  Instead of kids there were drunk adults, still better than kids.  We tasted a lot of beers, I don’t remember a single one, tasted some wine, again, don’t remember, and took lots of pictures.  Another success for the weekend. 

Sunday morning started out pretty normal.  We were kind of hung over and we had a second BBQ to attend that afternoon.  What we didn’t see coming was the trip to the vet we’d be taking a few hours later.  Mabel came into the bedroom to see me after eating breakfast and she was acting funny.  I looked at one of her paws and she let out the worst yelp that I’ve ever heard.  Turns out one of her nails had broken and we would need professional help to trim it.  Off to the vet we went.  Poor Mabel needed a little surgical procedure and she’s been in a bandage ever since.  Poor little girl.  There was a pet store not too far from where we were waiting for her so I went to buy her some “I’m sorry you’re hurt” gifts.  These will live at my house for when she gets to spend the night there.  She now has her own bed for my place!

With temperatures in the 90s on Monday we headed to the only body of water in Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River.  Tubes were inflated, beer chilled in coolers and off we went.  We weren’t the only ones with this plan and the river was pretty packed.  We floated, drank and even did a bit of cliff jumping.  The evening ended with dinner on a patio with a margarita.

A long weekend with only a small bump in the road is a pretty good weekend!  Spending everyday with friends is exactly what holiday weekends are for.  

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