Yesterday was so much fun!
Matt is going on a big hiking trip with friends in a few weeks and wanted to break in his new boots, so we headed south about 10 miles to Haw River yesterday for a little hiking along the riverside trails!
We’d never been there before so it was fun to explore. Very peaceful!
I loved how this part looked like an infinity pool with the water just dropping off over the dam!
We also found the remains of some fun rope swings and tree forts:
This close-up photo of a cicada came out SO cool:
That was taken with my point and shoot, too, not my DSLR! I just put it on the macro setting (the little flower) with no flash. (I wrote a post a long time ago about taking better point and shoot photos, btw, check it out!)
At the end of our hike, we settled in for lunch! I packed us a bunch of stuff to enjoy:
Carrots, grapes, and some trail mix — but the real star was this fun quinoa bean & spinach salad!
YUM! I’ll share the recipe tomorrow 🙂
This was the view we enjoyed along with our lunch:
Check out this awesome panoramic shot Matt got on his phone:
We also had a friend dine with us:
Heh. We couldn’t believe he didn’t run away immediately when we got this photo!
Matt and I spent the rest of the day outside kicking around the soccer ball and relaxing. Such a nice day 🙂
I’m off to yoga now and then it’s time to start studying once again — my last final exam, Medical Nutrition Therapy, is early tomorrow morning! I’m excited though because right afterward, all the girls and I are heading out for lunch, shopping, and shenanigans. 🙂 We only get the rest of the week off, though; we start back up with summer school/internship stuff next week! Our real break — 3 weeks — is in August.
Have a great day!
p.s. Check out my latest Attune Foods blog post! This one is all about hidden sources of gluten — we did a project in my Medical Nutrition Therapy class this year on this topic and I was SHOCKED at how many places gluten lurks when you wouldn’t expect it. Go check it out! I also share 4 of my favorite gluten free recipes 🙂