Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re able to spend the day remembering all the people that serve our country and enjoy the time with those you love.
Nick, Maggie, and I started our day off with an early morning hike to the Cascades.
We’d been wanting to take Maggie hiking and we finally had a nice morning. Plus, we wanted to go early so there wouldn’t be as many people out on the trail – we definitely picked the perfect time to go! We got on the trail this morning around 7:30 and it was starting to get busy by the time we got back to the car.
The trail up to the falls is about 1.5 –2 miles each way and Maggie loved every minute of it! She swam, chased butterflies, and ate a lot of leaves.
It was a beautiful morning, and I’m glad we were able to start our day off like this. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do – I just wish we had enough time in our days to hike a few times a week!
Getting close – you can see the falls through the trees.
Sadly, I didn’t get a good picture where I was sitting – there was so much mist coming off the falls this morning!
Still beautiful, though. It was a fun morning. I like walking in the woods, just listening the sounds of nature around us – birds chirping, bugs buzzing, twigs snapping under our feet.
As for breakfast / lunch, we feasted!
I had half a banana before we left on our hike, and Nick had a granola bar so we were both starving when we got back.
By the time we ate “breakfast”, it was 11:30, so I’m just calling this brunch.
But I’ve definitely earned my “Biscuit Bran” nickname!
All the tips Bob gave me helped me make some awesome biscuits this morning. So…yes, there’s a stick of butter in the recipe, but I did use 1/2 whole wheat flour. That counts for something, right? ;)
While I mixed up and baked the biscuits, Nick made coffee and cooked some bacon and eggs and I got the strawberries out.
Full plate = full belly.
Nick and Maggie just woke up from a nap and I’m not sure what the rest of the day will be!
I’m pretty sure we’ll be grilling for dinner, so I’m hoping the rain holds off.