Bartaco Date Night

With busy work weeks for both John and I, come fun date nights on Friday nights. For the past couple of months, we have mastered this "long distance"(me in Massachusetts, him in Connecticut) thing. Although we have done farther separations, this is the beginning of a year long of distance. Even if we are just a drive away from each state, this coming school year will be another long distance scenario. My schedule during the week consists of work, gym, and "me" time. John's week consists of work, soccer, and his own little shenanigans. We have definitely grown to be very independent with our relationship, yet when the weekend comes, we enjoy every little second together.

We recently went out to one of our favorite restaurants, which to no surprise has my favorite foods. It was our 1 year and 5 months. Yeah, not even half a year, but why not? It was just a reason to go out and have some yummy food.

Our date night was located in Blueblack Square in West Hartford, at a restaurant called "bartaco". This restaurant has it all: delicious food, great atmosphere, and a bar to go with it. It is definitely one of the "hot" places for a Friday night in this area. I was craving ceviche that day, and when John reminded me of this restaurant I immediately wanted to go. Apparently I forgot that bartaco had ceviche, and boy, it is savory! The portions at this place are like those at typical Spanish restaurants  served with tapas, or small plates of food. I absolutely love this restaurant! It's probably my favorite restaurant in all of the West Hartford area.

yummy bartaco food! tacos, chips & guacamole, ceviche, sesame ribeye rice, and platanos
umm some drinks too of course! ;) they have a delicious collection of wines and cocktails.
our "too-full-to-take-a-decent-smiling-pic" pic - check out those churros though!
served with a small container of creamy chocolate to dip those warm churros in.

If you're ever in the West Hartford/Blue Back Square area (or any other Bartaco location) check them out! Lots of yummy food awaits! 

App Reviews: Threes! vs 2048

The world of apps is a very fascinating world to be involved in these days. I check the "top" apps list very regularly so I can keep up with the latest apps that are taking over the top of the these lists. If I like an app, you better believe I will share my find with others. However,  if you have had a conversation with me in the past few months then you will know exactly where I stand in terms of this whole Threes vs 2048 issue. Oh, you didn't know there was an issue, huh? Well I'll explain.

Weekly Diary

Sometimes I regret not sharing more on this blog.The other night I was watching a video from the Shaytards, where Collete is sharing how she feels about their whole move back to Idaho. The day before, Shay does the same. He says how looking back at his old videos he wishes he would have said how he felt at the time of big changes in their lives. Blogging and vlogging is so much fun, but in the process of editing/cutting parts out we forget to show the true parts of lives. The parts that make us feel happy or sad. So I need to remember to do that too, and not just post my biggest memories.

Surfer's New Board

John and his new board.
This weekend we were in Cape Cod again. Yes, I had never been there before and now I have gone two weekends in a row. I'm one lucky girl. Something tells me we'll be back a few more times this Summer though. Unlike the previous weekend it was a more relaxing time since we spent all weekend there. We had the chance to do different things and not feel rushed. Cape Cod is really growing on me, to the point where I'm not scared of the cold waters.

The main reason we decided to go back was because John was getting a new surfboard. He loves to surf, but he had not done so it a while. He passed on his board to his dad and now they both have one to go out and catch some waves together. It was so much fun watching him surf since I had never seen him (or anyone for that manner) surf. I sat with the rest of his family and cheered them on. 

My First Trip to Cape Cod

Visiting Cape Cod for the first time is definitely a great achievement for me. For the past three years of living in New England that's all I heard about. For those of you who are not familiar, Cape Cod is a  popular summer destination for those in New England.

Everyone I ever heard speak of Cape Cod only said great things. This weekend, I got the opportunity to explore it for myself. John had been wanting to go for a while and we finally planned a weekend to go with some friends. It was a bit far from where we were in Connecticut but the drive was worth it. The Cape is in Massachusetts - so about 3.5 hours from us. We left early to be able to enjoy the day.

It was a lot sunnier than I had thought it would be(got a pretty bad sunburn actually), so we had clear skies all day. We managed to do a lot in one day. Our first stop was the Canal that technically separates Cape Cod from the rest of the state and makes it an island.

College Dorm Life - Decoration Ideas and Tips

I can't believe it has already been over two years since my original post on my freshman year dorm went live [College Dorm Life - Decoration and Ideas]. Since it was posted, it has become one of my most viewed posts ever and pinned quite a few times on Pinterest. I enjoy writing college-type posts so much and have been meaning to write a follow up post. 

This past school year was my Junior Year, which means I only have one more year of living on campus left. As much as I have loved living here, I have grown up so much since then and I'm ready for my own place. Obviously that won't be for a while, but I can only dream. 

Dorm decoration is such a popular topic during the Summer. All incoming freshmen students are curious about college dorm living and blogs like mine are very useful for them to get a feel of what it will be like. Although the following post will be about my third year living on campus, it can still be useful for college dorms.

My First Hike

Giuffrida Park
One of the best views of the day (Giuffrida Park)
This weekend I had the pleasure of going on my first hike. Miami doesn't really have any elevated areas, unless you count 10ft hills. Seriously though, we don't really have any real hiking trails and this girl is definitely not one to look for them anyway. Things have changed though, John has been in an outdoor mood for a while now since he has always gone hiking and camping with his family. This Saturday we finally had that push we needed to get us out and about.

We were asked to go hiking with some friends to a nearby park called Giuffrida Park in Meriden, CT. I'll be honest, I tried everything to get out of it. Nothing prepared me for the whole experience, not even my constant cardio in the past weeks.
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