I spent the Fourth of July last week with one of my closest girlfriends, Kristen, at her house in New Jersey. We’d had plans to go to the beach but unfortunately it rained until about 5pm.

So in lieu of sand, we went to Wegman’s and bought all the food (pictured above) and grilled back at her house. We also watched The House at the End of the Street (so good!) and a documentary called The Woman Who Wasn’t There (also: so good!). 

Later that night we drove over to Manasquan Beach and walked the super adorable board walk. We saw fireworks a ways away in Asbury Park and that was more than sufficient enough for me. Soon enough we headed back to consume more chips and Oreos (because, America!) and watch Zodiac

It was a good Fourth of July. Obviously: there were no tourists.