Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

I'm out of commission today with a cough, body aches, and general "I-don't-feel-good" -itis, so I thought I might as well use this time to my advantage and post about Memorial Day. Our weekend was pretty packed. Saturday I went for an 8-mile walk with a friend from workout class, then John and I ate lunch on our front patio: fresh fruit, slices of summer sausage, and pieces of homemade cinnamon raisin bread. 

After a nice little nap, we decided to saunter down to Mama Carmen's and drink hot chocolate (John) and a nonfat latte (me) whilst playing around on our laptops. Mama Carmen's makes the best lattes of anywhere I've been. The frothy steamed milk melts into the coffee with an unparalleled creaminess. It's delightful. 

On Sunday, after a great service at church, we went to Wilson Park and had a picnic lunch. The weather was perfect, and it was great to see so many families taking advantage of the warm weather, sunshine, and cool breeze.

Our big outing was Monday. We had planned to go hiking and caving at Lost Valley near Ponca, but after driving 1.5 hours to the trailhead, we found a sign saying the recent weather had closed the roads to the trail. We couldn't even drive down to the site. Luckily, a friend had mentioned a trail only a few miles down the road called Center Point Trail, so we headed down that way. We hiked for a couple of hours, took in the amazing views, and even saw a grass snake. Then we ate a picnic lunch, stopped at a flea market called "Grandpa's" in Kingston, and went home. It was a fantastic day!


  1. It looks like you had a great time. I love Ponca!

  2. Okay, I am convinced. Mama Carmen's is on my must-do list! Did we pick a time yet? :)



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