I don’t think it’s a secret that I usually do my
not really for any reason, it’s just a thing I like to do.
But a really good friend of mine
was home from away a little while ago
and she bravely agreed to come along on a Friday adventure
I did warn her that there would be no map,
no plan and, also, no air conditioning in my car…heh…
AND she might have to sign a waiver…
We started with the most amazing, delicious
HOMEMADE raspberry flakie that was literally mouthwatering…
this photo does it NO justice at all but if you are interested
in buying some of these, let me know and I will
totally hook you up with my dealer…heehee
We decided to go west
because, honestly, that’s where most of the dairy bars are…
we stopped at wharves and beaches and lighthouses…
(&…all these photos are with my phone…so meh…but still had to share them…
heehee…what’s a blog post without photos?)
We went all the way to North Cape
to see the windmills….I had been there before
but I had never tried the trail before…
I wish we would have had more time to do the whole thing
because it was beautiful!
but…it was also looking like thunder
and I did NOT want to be around all that metal
if there was going to be lightning!
Our last stop was at
Southside Scoop Shack in O’Leary…
the best way to finish your day
is with ice cream…
I had the apple pie sundae
AND IT WAS SO GOOD
and the truth is
i did get us lost and, for a second, i thought
maybe we might be getting shot at
for trespassing on a beach
(skeet shooting close by, I think…or at least,
that’s what I told Ange…heehee)
and we had no air conditioning
but we did have a lot of laughs,
sang along to some loud 80’s music
and the waiver was never mentioned again.
all in all, a successful friday adventure!
One of my most favorite parts of summer is when friends come home to visit…
Sleepovers in a pretty little cottage down a red dirt road….
New potatoes, food done on the bbq…giggles and teasing and so many hugs and exclamations of “you should just move home!”
Then a day spent adventuring (yes, that’s a verb….heehee) all over the east end of the island…
Basin Head with stunning red cliffs and singing sands (where the braver of us jumped…not this little non-swimming chicken though…heehee)
Lunch on the deck…conversations with strangers….dropping my bank card off the railing making me have to embarrassingly shimmy over the rail and drop to the ground to get it…oh…and the chicken fingers? 5 outa 5!
A trip to Greenwich…ohhhh, that floating bridge and the giant dunes…sigh…and even better was going with friends who had never seen it before and seeing their excitement and awe.
And, of course, we HAD to finish the day with ice cream…someone in the group may have pushed hard for Truckin’ Roll
And it did NOT disappoint. 😊 I had the Raspberry Rodeo this time…
Next on my list is the blackberry one.
This weekend was exactly what I needed. Go explore! Reconnect with old friends! Eat suckers for breakfast!
(Actually maybe don’t listen to me when it comes to food…heehee)
I really didn’t know a lot about this book
when I picked it up.
It had gotten a lot of attention on blogs
and websites so I thought I would give it a shot….
I don’t want to say that I enjoyed this book
because that feels wrong…
it didn’t feel like a book that you were meant to enjoy…
it seems more like something
that should anger you, surprise you, make you think,
make you want to change things,
make you grateful for the things that you take for granted
in your own life…
and, in that sense, it was very effective.
It is unfortunate that a book like this has to be written
and it’s equally unfortunate that there are so many
real life examples of exactly the type of scenario
that happens in this story.
4 ♥’s out of 5 ♥’s
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♥ this post makes me want white walls and terra cotta pots,
plants and gardens and sighhhhh….to go to France…
♥ i seriously fell in love with this…everything about it…the fact that she did a lot of herself, the
cat amenities, AND THE SCOOTER!
♥ PEI strawberries are out! which means…STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!