the one where we took home sailors

The official (or so they say) end of summer has come and thankfully the storms of Isaac stayed far away from Cleveland, which made for not one but two beach days, comfortable cookouts and run-ins with the sailors who were in town all weekend.

Our Friday night started off innocently enough with a beach and pool day with friends to soak up the last of the rays of the afternoon. We then headed to a very crowded Bar Louie in Westlake in our beach attire to meet up with more friends and ended up running into two fine young sailors on their way to a tattoo convention at a nearby hotel. (I couldn't make this up.)

Lissa realizing her wet suit is making her white cover up a bit see-through

Nice young sailors from the south
After they kindly asked for us for a ride back downtown, my friend and I felt compelled to drive them back downtown as both of our grandfathers were in the Navy. (We couldn't say no because what if someone said no to our grandfathers, so we said yes to two complete 24-year-old sailor strangers and were their taxi for the night.) Instead of dropping them off at W. 6th area like they originally asked, we decided to show them a better bar scene at W. 25th, where they proceeded to get each and every drink purchased by thankful Clevelanders all evening long.

The rest of the weekend followed with more friend time, family time and beach time, only when I went out at night, I decided to wear more appropriate clothes out to the bar versus a bathing suit cover-up.

My cleveland snooki!; Jen and Carrie; better than Ed Hardy shirt, right?

best napkin ever; my family likes to drink; view of the party

Pondering Matt's answer; tweedle dee and tweedle dum; sibling rivalry

My beach views - the flexing speedo man and my September issues

With summer slowly coming to a close, the bigger question is  - who is ready for football season? Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get working on my Browns attire for the first game this Sunday.

Where is that bedazzler when I need it?


Katelin said...

i mean yes, this is the best weekend. and yay for sailors! :)

Rachel said...

Great way to end the summer ;)

Wearing Mascara said...

That second picture totally reminds me of that Sex and the City episode.

Jen said...

Oh, Lake Erie, I miss you so much! It looks beautiful, glad you had a couple great beach days!

That issue of Vogue is still sitting in my magazine rack. 900+ pages feels a little daunting!

Fizzgig said...

hey, this is the best end of summer post I've read in years! you know how to rock it!!