You guys, I am missing Florida HARD. It was rainy and cold all weekend, on a holiday that I am used to spending poolside or at the beach. But Justin and I made the best of it.
We actually had the chance to hang out with some new potential friends this weekend. As I’ve mentioned before, we made a handful of new-to-Pittsburgh friends, but it seems like none of them are here for the summer. One friend started back at med school in another state this summer, and another friend is still busy doing research (and she’s even studying abroad for a couple of weeks!) for her program at school. And in the case of my friend Chelsea, she moved back home and doesn’t plan on coming back. 😦 Our small group Bible study has taken a break for the entire summer because so many people are traveling. So as far as friends go, it almost feels like we’re starting over.
Justin is on the church softball team (which reminds me, I need to upload some pictures of their games!), and one of the guys on the team had a barbecue at his house on Friday night for teammates and families. He has a swimming pool, and he planned for it to be an outdoorsy/barbecue/swim party, but on Friday night it was about 40 degrees outside, so that didn’t work out. We still had a party, but we had to stay indoors. Everyone there was really nice, and hopefully I’ll get to hang out with some of those girls again at upcoming games!
We also had a game night at Justin’s co-worker’s apartment on Sunday (since there was no work on Monday). I was really worried that they would be scared away by our not-quite-D-&-D-but-just-as-nerdy card game (called Munchkin), but fortunately, they weren’t. They had a whole bunch of nerdy games on their shelf as well, and we played Ticket to Ride (a board game) and a really cool Arabian-themed maze board game. I hope we’ll get together with them again soon! 😀
The rest of the weekend was just me and Justin (and a little bit of working at Victoria’s Secret, unfortunately). Justin took me to a nice park called Deer Lakes (where we did see a baby deer, incidentally, among the many lakes) to play Frisbee golf. The course got really high ratings online, and it ended up being ridiculously expert! I think I threw about ten over par on each hole. Justin lost his disc in the forest a couple of times. We definitely wouldn’t recommend it to beginners. We got through about nine holes and we were exhausted.
Justin also took me fishing on actual Memorial Day Monday. This consisted of me fishing for about twenty minutes, and then reading my new library book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling for the other two hours, underneath my umbrella to avoid the sprinkling rain. Mindy is SO FUNNY, oh my goodness! But fishing was okay too. Here are a few pics: