Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Getaway in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

This weekend, Z and I visited a bunch of my college friends at my friends’ parents’ beach house in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. I spent a lot of time relaxing – and seeing nothing but this:

My friend, Bryan, also bought a raft meant for four to six people (and a couple hundred beers).

The weekend was chocked full of friends, drinks, sun, sand and fun – not to mention a whole lot of food. My friends Bryan and Lisa went over the top, and served the group homemade chili, pulled chicken, pasta salad, veggie burgers and more.

Our friend Tanya even brought fresh bagels from New Jersey as well as vegetables from her parents’ garden.

After all of our good times and eats at the beach house, Z and I slowly made our way back to Boston Sunday morning. We knew we needed a substantial breakfast, so we could start working on the house when we got back, so when we stumbled upon Turtle Café, we immediately parked and went in.

Turtle Café was a narrow, diner-style breakfast joint that was bustling on this Sunday morning. We decided to take our food to go, and Z ordered a frittata with goat cheese, caramelized onions, and spinach, while I went with the make-your-own-omelette, which comes with your choice of four fillings. I opted for the spinach, mushrooms, cheddar cheese and onions (my plate also came with home fries and wheat toast - toast not pictured).

Despite the fact that we ate these meals with plastic cutlery in the car, this was by far the best breakfast from a restaurant either of us have had in a long, long time. Both dishes were well seasoned and packed with flavor and fresh ingredients. We were both beyond impressed.

After a stressful few weeks, it was really wonderful to just relax on the beach, cocktail in hand, reminiscing with some of the best people in my life. It's weekends like these that bring me back down to earth and remind me what life is all about.

What did you do this weekend? 

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  1. I had a fantastic weekend in Boothbay. And a stressful few weeks, I definitely needed to get away too!

  2. I love the CT shoreline. I've spent more time in Old Lyme and Clinton, it's so gorgeous. You can't go wrong with an inflatable tube with friends and beers. what a blast!!

  3. Sounds like a really great weekend - nothing better than some sea views beer in hand!

  4. That sounds so relaxing! Did you go to college in CT?

    I went out to eat a lot with different groups of friends over the weekend. It was nice to catch up with everyone.

  5. Mmm I'm seriously craving a huge brunch!! And I love that you brought a couple hundred beers on the raft :)


  6. Megan, Yes! I went to college at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.