I'm still coming to terms with the fact that it is already August. With all we've done this summer, June, July and August are flying by us at warp speed. Not that I am complaining, it is with a very thankful heart that I say this has been a great summer overall.
Chautauqua ended on a great note, with SPH meeting up with us on Friday after a long west coast work trip. Saturday morning I ran in the Old First Night Run at Chautauqua, an easy run that was fun and had the benefit on R, G, and SPH cheering me on loudly at the finish line. After a quick shower we were off to return home, after a stop at Lodi Station for a train ride and some shopping.
One thing that floors me every year about Chautauqua: there is no television there, and the boys never *once* asked me to watch television or play on the computer. R said to me, "I didn't even think about the TV!" The lake, bike riding, creek hiking and Childrens' School/Boys' Club kept them so wonderfully occupied, it was nice to have a vacation from modern technology too.
As we slip back into a routine, here are our meals for the week:
Grilled Teriyaki Fish, Corn on the Cob, Lemon Glazed Green Beans, Fresh Cherries
Layered Taco Salad
Caramelized Onion and Feta Tart
Some great new recipes to try, hopefully some worth sharing!
Have a sweet week-