Memorial Miles before Breakfast

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!


Hiking buddies!



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.



  1. I LOVE THAT “memorial miles in the wilderness” looks heavenly, love the trees and rocks which make the hiking extra bumpy and fun. arent streams the best! love the sound of them rushing through the woods :)

    that plate really looks incredible. full belly is right. id love to have all that swimming around inside haha <3

  2. Wow that was a very early-morning hike! I love the Cascades :)

  3. What a wonderful start to Memorial Day!

  4. Those trails are beautiful! And what a delicious feast. I definitely think the whole wheat flour cancels out the butter =P

  5. what a fabulous hike and brunch :) wow, if we could start every day like that it would be awesome!

  6. Those images make me so jealous. I’m looking out my window which faces a dumpster. :) Have a great Memorial Day!

  7. WHat a perfect way to start the morning. And ending the hike with a brunch like that is just even better! :)

  8. Funny, I started my Memorial Day with a hike too! :-)

  9. What gorgeous pictures. Can’t think of much better than to start the day off with a hike!

  10. What a beautiful hike!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  11. What a fun way to spend the morning. I love hiking!!

    We’re grilling tonight as well – fingers crossed for no rain. :)

  12. How pretty is that waterfall!! And your breakfast, oh excuse me :), brunch, looks fabulous!! A stick or two of butter never hurt anyone… and besides, the whole wheat flour balances it out ;)

  13. that trail is beautiful, i am very jealous :)

  14. That looks like so much fun!! and as for the biscuits, they’re still healthy…like whole wheat cookies ;) It cancels out the butter haha

  15. The trail looks absolutely beautiful! What an amazing way to start the day. It seems like you have truly perfected the “art of the biscuit”, too! :) I’m so excited to catch up on reading about your anniversary weekend. Congratulations to you both–I hope it was a truly special weekend!

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