This was an excellent long weekend. On Friday we were lazy, yesterday we were lazy, and – guess what – today we were also lazy. Today though we managed to take the car and go to the beach. Which was a brilliant idea because it is quite hot these days. Also, I stumbled upon Orchard Beach on Google Maps while looking for nearby beaches. This one is in the Bronx and only 25 minutes away by car. It wasn’t crowded at all. Beaches in New York City only opened last week for swimming. So we enjoyed the quite warm water. We assume it is a little warmer than elsewhere because the beach is in Pelham Bay. There also weren’t any wind and hardly any waves. We spent a few hours on the beach before walking to City Island for a late lunch.
It is wonderful to do things that used to be normal – like going to the beach or eating in a restaurant (or rather on their patio). Even though I don’t want to keep the car in the City all the time (parking here in Midtown is expensive), I already found out that I could also take the subway and then a bus to Orchard Beach. I am definitely going there again this summer.
Right now we are tired. Days on the beach always have that effect. So we might go to bed early. Nothing like enjoying my summer break with a giant amount of sleep.
|Watched| Türkisch für Anfänger, Ice Age 4
|Read| Harley Merlin and the Detector Fix, Harley Merlin and the Challenge of Chaos, Harely Merlin and the Mortal Pact, The Vanishing Half, a few cookbooks and magazines, The New York Times, Time Magazine
|Listened to| beach party playlist
|Done| enjoyed my first week of summer break, had my car repaired (after 3 1/2 months of not driving, the battery was dead), went to German supermarket chain Lidl for the first time in the U.S., spent Sunday on a beach
|Eaten| icecream, vegan cheesecake, potato salad, German donuts (“Berliner”), bean salad, seafood
|Drunk| water, coffee, ice tea, beer
|Thought| Woah, can we live very close to Orchard Beach please? What a wonderful place!
|Been happy| I overcame my fears and drove the car into the City on Thursday evening – and after all I found it a little easier than expected.
|Laughed| Canavar slipped into the shower water.
|Desired| beach things:
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|Bought| a lot of groceries at Lidl
|Clicked| this vegetable tart looks delicious: Schnelle Gemüsetarte & neue Einkaufsbegleiter; I totally agree with all these points: 10 Weird Things About the USA