Friday, August 25, 2017

Shhhh... It's a Secret

Look at this! Two blog posts in two days! (I didn't realize it was that cold out...)

Anyway, I told you I had a secret. Maybe it isn't really a secret as much as it is a plan. Here it is:

I'm going on a trip! 

Last spring I told the Stern German, who does not want to use his vacation time to travel... but to hunt, that if I found a reasonable airfare to somewhere that I would buy it. Where did I want to go? I almost didn't care. I just wanted something to look forward to and to plan. I love planning adventures.

Over the course of a couple of weeks I tracked different fares and eded up seeing a red hot deal from Chicago to Amsterdam. So, I bought it! The flight was close to $325. Then I bought a cheap round trip ticket from Minneapolis to Chicago a few weeks later.

I am going to Amster...DAM! I will also take the train to Paris and Brussels before flying back out of Amster...DAM!

Now I'm working out where I am staying... trying to keep this trip from being expensive. Thinking of staying in hostels and also using Couchsurfing and Airbnb.

If you have any advice for me, I'll take it. I'm packing lightly and heading out in October!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Back to Blogging... yeah, right...

Well, my intentions were good in stating that I was "back to blogging"... however... here it is over two month later and I haven't posted again!

Life is (maybe, possibly) finally feeling a little bit less crazy. But, as I type that, I realize that tomorrow holds two out-of-town doctor appointments with my mom and four grandkids coming over for the evening... so... maybe it will always be this crazy! (Damn.)

Last night I was able to attend a monthly cooking club that I started going to nearly four years ago. This is what we made:

Clockwise from bottom right:
Cabbage Kale Slaw, Tomato Olive Tart, Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites


The Cabbage Kale Slaw had a sweet onion dressing. It was delicious! I'll try to get you the recipe, if you're interested.

Tomorrow I will post again... really! Well, at least I'll try to... because... I've got a secret to tell you!