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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Still searching for a yummy summer salad....

If you're looking for me, it's likely that I'm at the pool!

Typically we miss a lot of evening practices thanks to thunderstorms and this season has been no different.  That's why I like to make sure that we get to morning practice.

Today I made a little healthy salad from a recipe I found on Facebook.  It was okay but I probably won't make it again.  The dressing contained avocado, lime juice, cilantro, vinegar, and olive oil. It was pretty but it needed something - maybe some jalapeno to give it some kick. I poured the dressing over tomatoes, corn, and black beans.  It was healthy but it left me wanting more.

On the Fourth, we headed to Linville Caverns.  We enjoyed touring the caverns but we had been to the Luray Caverns about 5 years ago and these were much smaller and less impressive.  (Although honestly, I'm not sure the kids remembered much about that trip.)

I tried to take a couple of pictures and they didn't really turn out.

The drive through the mountains was really pretty though and we talked about how it reminded us of Ireland.  Although, as Dan pointed out, there were too many trees.  But the weather was a little cloudy and the hills were very green and it just felt Irish to us!

And then on Monday, several neighbors were setting off fireworks so we got to enjoy some of those from the back porch.

Great photo, huh? 

And just like that it's already Wednesday afternoon and I'm pretty sure summer is going to be over any minute now. 

It always seems like once the 4th of July hits, school is right around the corner.  I'm already getting emails about sales on school uniforms and when I was in Walmart yesterday, the summer seasonal items were gone and big cases of notebooks were being carted in. 

Better get back to the pool and soak up some more summer!!


Mari said...

I can't believe we're into July already. Summer goes too quickly.
Beautiful pics - looks like you had a great time!

Madeline said...

That looks like a good weekend! If you find a great summer salad let me know! We are always on the look out ourselves. I totally hear what you're saying about summer being over already, it's time to order a back pack and fill out forms and all that jazz already!

Kelli said...

Love the first picture of you....
I am always looking for owing for a good salad. I did make a pretty good chopped salad last night and it was a hit with all five up us ...that does not happen very often.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Here's my favorite salad. I probably eat it 5-6 days a week. I know, I know...I am a bit addicted.
spinach, almonds, gorgonzola cheese, strawberries (or sliced pears depending on what I have bought that week), sliced chicken breast if available, and either raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette. YUMMY!! We don't have a pool or anything like that near us, so I can live vicariously through you. Although we do have a lot of lakes, but taking the girls by myself to the beach is not an option with how crazy daredevil-ish my youngest is. We do have some camping trips planned in August, so that will be fun for the girls to go to the beach. God Bless!!

Busy Bee Suz said...'ll be over in a minute. Glad you're at least getting some morning time at the pool! I LOVE the view from your backyard....that's just lovely!