Sweetwater Creek State Park

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Sweetwater Creek State Park is about 30 minutes from my home, not too far. It is beautiful! They have several well marked trails. IMG_2330

The first trail, the most popular runs along the creek. I am used to walking trails alone or with Bradley Cooper, this trail is really popular. It runs up to the ruins of an old mill.

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This was burned down during the civil war.

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I decided to take another, less popular trail for some more of the hike.

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It was so peaceful and spiritual…

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Gorgeous ferns everywhere. I cannot wait to go back and see more.

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Then this little guy wished me well in my travels.

City Barbeque

I tried a new barbecue restaurant in Decatur this weekend.imagesIt was good. IMG_0939

I tried the brisket, It was moist and just fatty enough. They did sneak a couple of dry pieces on the bottom. They have a ton of different sauces. This meat is good enough to eat without sauce. I got mac n cheese and collards for sides. They were excellent!IMG_0942

I went back today and guess what? It’s rib Tuesday, you can save 40% off. So, I tried them.57833983024__6879906E-7609-4C2D-9571-B4DDE21C928F

The ribs are good, smoky and flavorful. Overall, very good sides and the meats are good.

Nature, naturally…

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I spotted a rare sole in the wild. It appears I was not alone in the spotting, the turtle was on top of it too. It was a tough shot to get, also. If you know soles, you know how sensitive and jitterish they can be. IMG_2290

I thought I spotted another one but it turned out to be just two very hungry mallard ducks…

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This turtle was on the hunt also.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive sole…

The Gift

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I have wanted a bass guitar for a very long time. I went to the music store to take a look at a used one. While I was there, I spotted the Ukeleles. The Ukulele is basically a small bass guitar, that granted has a different sound, but you can make it what you want.

I am learning chords and methods of strumming.

It was a gift I gave myself!

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Strawberries

Unknown-1 Strawberries, yum, I love them. Fruit goes bad so quickly though. So, for dinner, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and a little granola. So absolutely great!

For breakfast, peanut butter and strawberries on crackers, this one you must try. This is super delicious!

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What shall I have for lunch? any suggestions?

Lettuce Wraps

Heat up some grape seed oil, and chop up half an onion. I added a part of a green bell pepper  I had in the fridge too and three brussel sprouts chopped up. (at this point add whatever you want, celery, carrots, zucchini etc..)

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I sprinkled some cumin in, it smells so great. Now, I added some mushrooms..

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Add ground turkey or ground beef or just whatever protein you like or not…

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Next is the easiest but most important part, this is what makes all great stir fries, one tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/4 cup soy sauce and about 2/3 cup of warm water. Stir into meat and veggie mixture.IMG_0868

While that is marrying chop a scallion and get your lettuce ready. I used Boston, but you can use any kind of lettuce you have.

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Then put it all together and enjoy. It is really scrumptious!!!

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