A chance to hang out with good friends and indulge in strawberries by the pound? Sign me up!
The strawberry baked goods were out in full force, too. Sugar-coated donuts, frosted donuts, chocolate donuts, drizzled donuts…delicious. I picked up a few extra of the strawberry donuts on the left for
me Bobby to enjoy later.
Chocolate-covered strawberry skewers were another crowd favorite. It’s easy to see why!
But of course, no trip to a Long Grove festival would be complete without a visit to The Great Grape.
I realize it’s ironic that our favorite treat at a strawberry festival involves chocolate-covered frozen grapes, but the heart wants what the heart wants. Lauren, Kelli and I shared two cones full of regular, milk and dark chocolate goodness.
We had to eat them quick because the hot sun was melting them!
Also on the agenda was another visit to the Long Grove Café – open all year by the pond.
Lauren and I couldn’t resist ordering their famous strawberry martini. It wasn’t too strong and was pleasantly sweet. Perfect to sip on a warm summer day while sitting on the café porch.
For my meal I went with the Arizona Club wrap, filled with turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese. It was served with guacamole and tortilla chips on the side. It didn’t beat last year’s spinach salad, but was still quite tasty.
I had such a great time hanging out with Kelli and Lauren. We’re in the midst of planning a few more summery adventures. The season is already flying by so we have to make the most of it!
Speaking of summer craziness…happy first day of July! It’s hard to believe that the year is already half over, but I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the next six months. The second half of the year started off with a BOOM in Chicago today.
The weather was gorgeous all morning and then suddenly, at about 12:30 p.m., the dark clouds rolled in. We turned on the T.V. and found out that there was a storm blowing through…with 80-90 mph winds! They urged everyone to get inside – though it’s always a bit scary to feel the building you’re in sway as you sit helplessly on the couch.
Fortunately, the sunny skies returned.
A beachy “self portrait.” It’s that time again…#PhotoADayJuly! Who’s in?
Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekends! Any big plans for the 4th of July?
We’ll be heading to Arizona with our friends Sam and Alex. I’m excited to see them!