Broadway Show in NYC!

My husband’s birthday was June 30th! So we celebrated during the whole weekend!

Friday we went bowling with family and friends at Bowlmor Bowling Alley in White Plains. Surprisingly I did pretty well since I haven’t played in a long time lol!

Saturday I surprised him and took him to see Phantom of the Opera! He’s been dying to see this showing for the longest time so he was so excited!

I’ve never seen the original Phantom of the Opera so I didn’t know what to expect. The play was pretty good! It had my attention to the whole time! Lol

We headed to BH Kitchen & Bar afterwards to get some good eats! We both ordered BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches and we devoured them! Haha!

Sunday we went to Jones Beach on Long Island with family. We arrived early because we knew it would be super crowded. Good thing we made that decision because it was pretty empty when we arrived. But as we were setting up our area on the beach, the crowd started flooding in! It was such a nice and hot day! We all got a good tan haha! I love the beach!

After the beach, we went to one of my husband’s favorite restaurants, Roc N Ramen in New Rochelle. They serve ramen noodles Japanese style which includes meats, vegetables, and more! I ordered Curried OxTail Ramen and hubby ordered BBQ Chicken Ramen. So delicious!!!

I have to say that this was a great weekend and I’m so happy my husband enjoyed himself!

Jones Beach in NYC!

This Saturday I had the opportunity to head out to Jones Beach in Long Island. I’ve always heard great things about it so I was excited to finally go! 

It was about an hour drive from where I live which wasn’t too bad.

The parking system was so organized and the walk to the beach was super close so I was super happy!


We rented an umbrella for $20 and they give you $10 back once you return it. We arrived close to 11am so it wasn’t that many people there. 

My husband and I relaxed and layed out on the beach. We enjoyed listening to our Pandora shuffle stations while playing card games for a bit. I had to test out the water so I got my feet wet a bit which was pretty cold as first but then I got used to it! Haha

I was expecting to have to use a porter potty if I had to use the bathroom but I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a regular restroom which was very clean! That made my life so much easier!

They also had an area with umbrellas where you can sit and eat food from the little restaurant they had. The menu included hotdogs, nachos, fried shrimp and fries, chicken fingers, and more! They also sell beer too so my husband was happy about that! Haha! 

I love basking in all of the fragrances of the  beach! It’s great putting my toes in the sand and seeing the little shells bury themselves into the sand as the water comes into the shore. 

I’m feeling extremely refreshed from my trip to the beach! I can’t wait to go back!

Did you go to the beach this weekend?
Daily Prompt – Fragrance

5 Amazing Last Minute Day Trips For July 4th! 

1. ASHBURY PARK 

(from NYC, 2 hours by transit)

Ashbury Park hosts one of best July 4th celebrations in the Tri-state area. After catching some waves and strolling the boardwalk, you can catch the awesome fireworks that starts at 9pm.

2. JONES BEACH 

(1hr 45mins by Long Island Rail Road)

Jones Beach will host a 30 minute Fireworks Spectacular over the Central Mall at 9pm! The fireworks display will be simulcast to a musical array of patriotic songs on WALK 97.5 FM or K-98.3 FM. A special fee of $10 per car will apply.

3. ATLANTIC CITY 

(2hrs by car or 2hrs 30mins by bus)

After a day of gambling and swimming in Atlantic City, you can catch the fireworks at 9:30pm. The best place to watch the display is from the Boardwalk where there will be a bunch of beach parties and viewing events. The show runs approximately 18 minutes and will be live broadcasted on 95.1, 100.7, 96.1 and 99.3!

4. MONTAUK

(2hrs 30mins by car, 3hrs 15 mins by LIRR, 3hrs 30mins by Hampton Jitney)

“Stars over Montauk” is this beach community’s annual 4th of July tribute. The fireworks are shot off from Umbrella Beach about 1/3 mile west of town. They can be viewed from any town location!


5. PHILADELPHIA 

(1hr 30mins by Amtrak, 2hrs by bus)

What better place to celebrate Independence Day than America’s Birthplace! There’s a celebration of Freedom Ceremony, an Independence Day Parade, and the incredibly popular Party on the Parkway!