A few months ago I put a call out to my friends on Facebook. “Looking for a tent. Anyone have one I can borrow?” Less than 5 minutes later I had an answer. My buddy, Lee, agreed to let me borrow her tent, or as she fondly refers to it, “the condo”. Unfortunately my summer was a bit of daze due to work obligations and such so the months passed and I didn’t borrow the tent. Fortunately the stars aligned and a camping trip was born about two weeks ago.
I officially marked #6 off my 31 While 31 list (a year late, but still exciting!)
6. Go on a camping trip. DONE!
The campground was right next to the beach so the majority of Saturday was spent hanging out on the beach reading, napping and having a few beers. All that salt water air really helped my cold clear up and I was feeling almost brand new by Saturday afternoon. That night was the FSU vs. Clemson game and I couldn’t miss it. Fortunately there were several places nearby showing the game so we came in from the elements to eat some pizza and watch the Noles kick butt.
When I got home on Sunday I was ready for a shower and a nap. Plus it was nice to be reunited with this guy.
He is in desperate need of a haircut, but I really want to wait until he is totally clear of his skin infection. I think I’m being overly cautious on the timeline, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.
Camping was so much fun! Although I am a bit of a girlie girl, I really do enjoy being outdoors. Especially at the beach. Hearing the waves crash, breathing in the salty air, and running the risk of being attacked by a seagull all just make my heart sing. I also have learned over the years that I am a pro at putting a tent up.
I’m looking forward to another trip next year already. Thanks Lee for the tent!
Sunday Night Dinner…Non Instagram Style.
In other news, I also came to a slightly defrosted freezer. Ugh. Rather than get all upset I decided to eat up a few of the things that were in there, including shrimp and corn.
I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest to whip up a quick meal that starred Honey Lime Shrimp. I didn’t change a single thing about this recipe and I absolutely loved it. It was quick, easy and really tasty. Definitely a great recipe to have around for a quick & busy weekday dinner.
While I was perusing the website that had the shrimp recipe I came across another recipe for a spicy corn dish. I made a few changes by using greek yogurt instead of heavy cream and substituted some frozen corn for the fresh corn. Make it with what you got, right?! This corn was spicy, a little salty from the feta, and super easy to make. Another winner! Check out The Dough Will Rise Again for more recipes.
I’m still drowning in tomatoes so I finished the meal with a side of halved cherry tomatoes with a little sprinkle of truffle salt.
This whole meal was put together in less than 10 minutes. BOOM!
I’m starting the week refreshed and revived. I got my meal planning done. I scheduled out my workouts. I’m ready to go! Lets do this.
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