Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Girlfriend Time

Today was a lovely day! The weather was gorgeous. My two girlfriends (neighbors) and I decided we just had to take advantage of this weather and do something today. We know that these lovely days are numbered.
We decided we would have lunch outside somewhere and preferably on the water. We are on an island after all, how hard can it be?
We loaded up and drove into town. On our way to the wharf to find a place to eat we found a beautiful art gallery with some lovely artwork done of the surrounding area. I did not get pictures because I figured it was frowned upon. I cannot afford the lovely pieces of art because I have two college students and a highschool boy eating me out of house and home. But I did enjoy browsing with the other two ladies.
We walked over and found Pier 49 Restaurant.
We were early so we sat with our ice water and visited while we waited for them to be able to take our order. I had a lobster salad wrap with sweet potato fries! YUM!!
Afterwards, we headed over to The Nutcracker Suite Christmas Shop. It was adorable!  I have to admit, I love Christmas and I love shopping for ornaments, decorations and gifts. I picked up this little local beauty.
How cute is that light house?
A few weeks ago, my neighbors and I were shopping at a little local gift shop and I bought this ornament.
Do you see a theme starting here? 
When I lived in Hawaii, I collected so many ornaments that before I left, I had a small tree decorated just with my Aloha treasures. I have a feeling I can do the same with a nautical theme very soon.
I can't wait to drag my Christmas stuff out, even though our house is tiny and I'm not at all sure where I'll put everything.
After lunch and shopping, we hit Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. YUM! I hate to admit, but this was the first time I'd ever had one. It was delicious. It had such a lovely pumpkin flavor. I can't wait to have another one!

This was yumminess in a cup. Of course I had a paper cup with a cardboard sleeve. I skipped the whipped cream. I'll find it easier to sleep tonight because of it.
I love my girlfriend time. We all know we only have a few months here so we're taking advantage of every opportunity to hang out. It's so nice that our families get along and we all enjoy doing stuff together.
This weekend we have high school football Friday night. I think the neighbors are going too. Saturday night we're all going up to Providence for the first night time game of Brown University. What fun!


The OutPost said...

Christmas, my favorite time of the year. I could probably just live in that store or then again I don't think I can do many more ornaments. Although I did buy a few things here in Leavenworth but that's our secret. Glad you had a wonderful day with friends.

JG said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I can't wait for Christmas, personally! :) I need to find an ornament to represent the area here. I've been meaning to get the pumpkin spice latte, I'm just not often near a Starbucks. Glad to hear it's as good as it sounds!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I am astonished and impressed with your ability to make new friends so quickly - even for such a short time!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

YUMMMMMM! I can almost smell the pumpkin spice latte...I LOVE October and November!!
Sounds like wonderful times!