On our second weekend in the States we were in Central New Jersey for a big annual gathering of Estonians from all over America and Canada. We were so happy to attend because we got to see so many of our good friends all at once– friends from New Jersey, Canada, Maryland, and Virginia were all there. It’s such a good time :-). We arrived at the party on Friday night and Siret promptly prepared a very British cocktail for us– the Pimm’s Cup.
It was my first real Pimm’s Cup, made with sparkling lemonade and a ripe strawberry. I can see why it’s considered a cocktail– it was so refreshing, but sweet enough that I’d stick to just one. Like Siret pointed out, it tastes so good that you’re likely to drink it fast, and before you know it, it hits you pretty hard.
For most of the weekend I subsisted on subs from Wawa, which I never photographed for some reason. I like to get a cheese sub with a lot of veggie toppings, so it usually looks pretty messy, but it’s so delicious. I love Wawa subs– reliable, affordable and filling.
On Saturday everyone goes to Jenkinson’s Beach in Point Pleasant, and the day is spent lounging on the beach (ok, so some people are sleeping off hangovers), playing in the waves, or occupying a huge cluster of tables up in the Tiki Bar. When somebody offered me an oyster shot, I couldn’t refuse.
A lot of people think they’re gross, but what can I say? I love seafood.
I also had plenty of beer over the weekend, ranging from good (Sam Adams Summer Ale) to terrible (Coors Light) to interesting (Leinenkugel Berry Weiss). The last one I bought a single bottle of to try. I was just in the mood for a fruity beer, and that one totally hit the spot.
Sunday morning we left New Jersey for the next leg of our trip, but not before filling our bellies first. What’s the best option for a quick, affordable breakfast in New Jersey? A diner, of course.
We got our coffee and water as soon as we sat down, and for my meal I chose the Southwestern omelet. Onions, peppers, spinach and cheese, plus it came with salsa to pour on top. That meal was so good, especially after only eating sandwiches and snacks for two days. Jersey diners are the best.