1. Vintage finds like the postcard at top. When life is as crazy as it is right now, I appreciate being reminded that the world has survived craziness before. This view of the Cannon Mountain tram is from a long, long time ago.
The tram cars have been red and yellow for as long as I can remember. Sadly, this year the tram is not running at all thanks to COVID-19.
2. Supper picnics at the lake. We have a beautiful lake about 20 minutes away. The park is never very busy by the time we get there, so we enjoy the water and a lakeside picnic. It's been especially necessary in this hot sticky weather ... we have had 3 beachfront picnics in the past week! We keep the menu very simple -- usually wraps, chips, and some sort of fruit. This view never gets old.
3. A wonderful time at our friends' wedding on Saturday! It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony and, although it rained earlier in the morning, by the time of the wedding all was well. I failed to get any photos to speak of, which is a shame. The lovely decorations, whimsical table centerpieces (little "fairy houses" on wood slices), the fun of a square dance -- all would have made great pictures. I only had my tablet though, which wouldn't have done justice to any of these. Hopefully someone got good photos which I can maybe share at a later time.
4. A wonderful Sunday of fellowship, both in and out of church. We enjoyed a good church service with a great message on being vessels God can use. In the late afternoon our dear friends Sam and Jennifer and their boys came for supper and a bit of Bible study. I made a salad I'd not thought of in years, Taco Pasta Salad, and it was a huge hit with our guests. I will definitely be making this again soon. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and I doubled all of the quantities except the meat. I also used regular tortilla chips instead of nacho flavored ones. I think this salad would be really good with black beans added also.
|Photo from Taste of Home|
|From Baptist Bible Hour|