Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Perfect Saturday


I had never really thought about what I would consider a perfect Saturday, and then today I had one.
Kevin and I woke up not long after our regular time, enjoyed some delicious coffee, and got ready for the day. We left the house by 9:00.
First stop, video store to return a video from last night, Salt. It was a pretty good action/adventure movie.
Then Kevin washed the Vue while Brindle and I waited in the warm car.
At 9:15 we were off to Dubuque, 2 hours away.
We headed to the Mines of Spain state park, and enjoyed a couple of hours of hiking along all different types of terrain.
Southwest, dessert looking valleys, hills that totally wore me out, flat land, river banks, you name it, we walked it. It was a cool, windy, early spring day, and I started out wearing two jackets, and earmuffs. Kevin was brave and only wore one jacket. As the sun got higher, the day grew warmer and jackets were first unzipped, and eventually tied around our waists.
A fast food burger for lunch and our journey home began.
Our first stop was Betty Jane Candies, Easter is coming after all.
Then through some really hilly, twisty-turny countryside to Edgewood Locker to buy some delicious local meats. Then to Hazelton to an Amish store to get a few staples and wonderful homemade bread.
At last Home! Almost 9 hours later, tired and hungry.
We threw some chicken on the grill, got some baked beans on the stove, and whipped up some coleslaw, and of course we had some delicious toast with that good Amish bread.
What a wonderful Saturday!

3 comments:

Margo said...

Sounds like a totally perfect Saturday :-) Did you get lots of hike pictures? Today would have been the perfect hiking day here - sunny, breezy, high of 60 - felt kind of like Montana.

Margo said...

HAHAHA!!! I bumped you up to 4000 views :-)

The Watts Family said...

Wow! I can't believe it! Way to go, you deserve a prize or something! My 4000th view! Have a great day off, and I hope you won't have to worry about the Gov't next week!