The weather this weekend was pretty miserable with consistent, and at times heavy, downpour. This is the time of the year when we have to make an effort to avoid complete hibernation and minimize the desire to stay indoors all the time. We managed to go on a date night on Friday at this wonderful Peruvian restaurant, Costanera, despite the temptation of canceling the babysitter with bad weather as our excuse.
Luckily on Sunday, the sun finally came out. Though the air was brisk, we decided to brave the elements and check out an outdoor holiday German-style market in Sparta, New Jersey. The whole set-up was on the town’s boardwalk, adjacent to Lake Mohawk. There were local artisans selling crafts as well as restaurants serving German food, which is just the type of food one needs when the temperature is in the 30s.
Overall, I am glad that we went to the holiday market. It gave us a reason to be outdoors yesterday and the opportunity to explore a quaint little lake town that we’ve never visited before. The market also really got us into a holiday frame of mind as we were surrounded by people walking around with warm cider and hot chocolate while the Salvation Army guy rang the bell for donations.
Hope you had a good weekend!