Weekend in the Country

So I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and my parents still live there today.  I never thought much of it (I mean I knew it was a nice place to live and all), but when I moved to New York I realized that its something of a destination.  One of my bosses would visit her friend’s “country house” in Bucks County, and nowadays there are ads on the train and telephone booths in Manhattan for “Beautiful Bucks”.Whether it’s a weekend vacation destination, or a place I once called home, it is pretty beautiful:

(and that’s just my parents backyard!)
When I got out there on Friday night I went over my friend Kara’s house for apps and zerts with our friend Amanda (I’ve known them both since 4th grade!!).  As it turns out, Kara is a regular Martha Stewart and treated us to alll this deliciousness:
I got to spend Saturday with family, as my cousin Marissa’s adorable little twins were turning 1!  The twins, a girl and a boy are the world’s cutest kids, but I was having too much fun to take pictures, so you’ll never know.  The party was adorable too.  The whole thing was “Thing 1 and Thing 2” themed from Dr. Suess.  Marissa did an amazing job making the whole day beautiful.
Again, I forgot to take pictures on Sunday when I did brunch with my favorite ladies from high school cheerleading, Kaitlyn and Marissa (different Marissa, and yes I was a cheerleader in high school…four years of varsity and captain senior year…and no, I’m not ashamed).  Suffice it to say, they are both gorgeous and doing well and blueberry pancakes have a very special place in my heart.
It was a super relaxing weekend and a much needed respite from the oppressive heat we’ve had in the city.  I tried to get a 12 miler in on Saturday morning, but it devolved into a run/walk 6 miles.  I’m not mad, sometimes you need to give yourself a break…I needed it.
Any weekend trips out there?  How do you get away from the city in the summer?

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I'm Aubrie - nonprofit professional / triathlete / adventurer / blogger / seeker of collaborative opportunities for good. Irreverent with good intentions.

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