Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fourth of July 2016

I've so been looking forward to this three day weekend. As the long weekend approached we thought about either trying to go camping or exploring a city we haven't been to yet. But any campgrounds I checked out were all sold out and any hotels were crazy expensive because it was a holiday weekend. So we decided to stay close to home and it has been such a fun weekend! We planned a mix of little adventure activities and relaxing around the house.

Mike and I went kayaking at Howard Prairie Lake. It was about an hour drive from our house and was recommended by a couple people. The lake was really nice and it was easy to get the kayaks in/out of the water. We brought a picnic with us and found a cool spot to sit and enjoy it. Once we were finished on the water I had to get an ice cream to complete the afternoon!

Saturday evening we went to Kaleidoscope Pizza for dinner. We wanted to try something a little different so we went for the Chicken Thai Pizza. It was SO good! There was peanut sauce, grilled chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, red onions, cilantro, mozzarella, and provolone.

Sunday morning we went on a hike at Roxy Ann Peak. There was great overlooks of the city, it wasn't too busy, and the trail was mostly paved which was nice for walking. We brought another picnic lunch and just enjoyed a leisurely morning/early afternoon.

After the hike we stopped by Roxy Ann Winery. Neither Mike nor I had ever been to a winery so I've had it on our bucket list to stop by one. The tasting room was beautifully decorated and had a quaint atmosphere to it. We decided to do a wine tasting so we could try a variety of different types. We got to sample six different wines, which was really cool because I haven't tried many. My favorite was the Pinot Nior and Mike liked the Malbec.

Happy Fourth of July!! Monday we just wanted to stay at home. We made a pancake breakfast, watched a movie, ate snacks, read books, just relaxed. In the evening we made burgers and dogs and watched fireworks around our neighborhood. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!!

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