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Yogurt – Yummy

When I was a teenager I would eat yogurt to lose weight, I thought it was good for you and it tasted okay and it filled me up. Then I decided I really didn’t like it that much.

Then Greek yogurt came out and it was supposed to taste better and be even better for you, so I started eating that, recently. It was good, mixed with blueberries and this super yummy granola I found… Purely Elizabeth. This Granola is out of this world GREAT!IMG_1153

They have different varieties which are all excellent.

Then, I found Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt. This yogurt is a treat, it is scrumptious! IMG_1150

Yes, I did add granola and fresh strawberries to it, which was so great, but it is so good on it’s own too. (Try the coconut! It will blow your socks off!)

Quest for the Best – Slip on Athletic Shoes (or sneakers)

I noticed my neighbor/friend has these slip on shoes he wears almost every day walking the dogs. Then, I noticed my brother and niece wearing a pair and I was like, “I have to have them.”

I recently read that Baby Boomers are still wearing awful crocs. Yes, I do wear them at night, like slippers. I have transitioned into flip flops for the summer though. Anyhoo…

I started going to DSW, nope, nothing fit right. Then I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods, this is an amazing store but definitely nope. Macy’s, uh uh, nope, they have some fancy ones with gold on them, yuck. A couple more stores but nothing.

Then I looked in my closet. I found not the cute slip ons I was seeking but comfy slip ons I already had.

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Fairly new converse, I need to wear these in. I had some in high school, red ones and a pair of white ones. (my best friend Bunny had the cool purple ones) These will be comfy I am sure…

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On the same note as the Converse these are Taos and VERY comfortable.  I love these, they are a tad heavy, but just a bit.

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These are Merrills, so comfortable. These are like going barefoot. These make it a little challenging when hiking on rocks and such. Yes, and such…IMG_1143

These are Merrills also, but the sole is a little thicker so I can walk on rocks. These might be my slip ons then. (They aren’t as cute though). So comfort does outweigh cute, as shown by the crocs phenomenon. I will keep my eyes open though.

Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids are born in Babyland General in Cleveland Georgia about an hour and a half away from Atlanta. Bradley Cooper and I set off on a trip to see this…IMG_1141

All of a sudden we were upon it!IMG_1130

Unbelievable…

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We did not go in…I do not believe they allow dogs in the hospital..It was shift change and people were coming and going wearing their scrubs..

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These kids were super popular in the 1980’s but it must be pretty popular still. There were plenty of cars there.

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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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