Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Idaho and Montana Road Trip

 If you know me, you know that I love road trips.

From Boise, we drove up highway 55 through Cascade, Idaho to US-95 and on to Coeur d'Alene ~
Some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire United States.
Highway 2 through Montana
Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park golf course
Lake McDonald lodge from lake side
Lake McDonald
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Ellisport Bay ~ Hope, Idaho


True to my nature, I had to take photos of this retro McDonald's.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekend Special


We celebrated a birthday on Saturday. My two oldest came and spent Friday night here at home. I fixed a big breakfast Saturday morning, and then we went on a long walk down by the river and for coffee.

In the evening, we enjoyed this little gathering by the fire pit. (Others were present - but unseen in the photo.) My son wanted peach cobbler for his birthday “cake.” Peach cobbler is so easy to make that I decided to mix it up and bake it just before eating it. We ate it hot, topped with vanilla ice cream.

It really could not have been a better day.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunrise Blossoms

Spring is a beautiful time...
Everything is green and the wildflowers are blooming.
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; 
the world, and they that dwell therein. 
Psalm 24:1 
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Breakfast

We enjoyed a wonderful family Easter holiday.
The morning was bright and sunny.
Later, we had rain and a delightful cozy evening by the fireside.
It really could have not been a better holiday.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring's Green

The mornings are a lovely cool and bright and lush green.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
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This verse of praise is repeated four times in Psalm 107
Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, 31
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee

~ Along the way to Starbucks ~

This month and thru April 10, when we buy a coffee at Starbucks we get a sticker.
Collect five stickers ~ get a breakfast sandwich
We share the coffee and sandwich.
(They say that two can live a cheaply as one.)
This gives us each a scrumptious breakfast of about 250 calories a piece.
And I mean scrumptious! This croissant bun is so delicious buttery tasting.

Mornings like this make us feel as though we are on vacation.
~ Morning at Starbucks ~
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Apple Butter on Toast

 I had a drawer of apples I needed to use up.
So, I made apple butter.
The family likes it!

Click on Recipes, below, to see Apple Butter Recipe.
http://thesimplelifeofhope-recipes.blogspot.com/

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Happy Breakfast!:
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Breakfast of Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash, cheesy bagel, and fried egg breakfast

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a big holiday in our house.
We enjoy our traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.
A little strawberries and cream cake is good too.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Budget-friendly Lunches

A simple lunch of tuna fish sandwiched, carrots and olives, and spicy Cheetos.
My boys love tuna fish.
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After Breakfast

My three sons, along with my husband, ate breakfast
and headed out to the driving range for a morning of practicing their gold swings.
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vintage golf sign - Custom Vintage Signs:
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mornings in March ~ Marie's Donuts and Coffee

 We LOVE Marie's Donuts.
Maybe we are prejudice, but we think that there are no better donuts than Marie's.
~ 6:40 a.m. at Marie's Donuts in North Highlands on Saturday ~
(before the time change)

I could not find any photos online of the inside of Marie's Donuts shop in North Highlands
(which, by the way, has been here since 1960),
so I decided that I should take along my camera and take some of my own.

~ Happy feet at Marie's Donuts ~
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This morning's walk...
 ~ 6:30 a.m. on the American River ~
I have to say that I am saddened by the time change and the later sunrise.
Yes, very, very, very saddened.

I had to take a photo of our coffee shop to show the passing of the seasons
of our walks throughout the year.
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The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 
 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
~ Psalm 14:8-10 ~ 
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Taking the San Francisco Bay Ferry from Vallejo

 Mid-January, my brother-in-law from out East visited and wanted to spend the day in San Francisco.
On his suggestion, we took the San Francisco Bay Ferry from Vallejo.
It was a new adventure for us and a thrill watching the scenery from the ferry deck.
However, it is $13.80 per person each way, so I don't imagine that we will be doing it again any time soon.


We spent a lovely afternoon moseying around the piers and enjoyed a delicious meal at Scoma's near Fisherman's Wharf on Pier 45.
Then we caught the 3:10 P.M. ferry from Pier 41 back to Vallejo.
These ferries really move.
That is Alcatraz Island in the background.

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