Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015; Camping, Traveling And More

Whew!! What a busy month we've had. We were traveling half the month. Ten days in Oregon visiting family. I love Oregon and always hate to leave. 

While in Oregon we visited a family member's chicken coop. She had a great set up. I am thinking a post showing their coop is in order.

We also had more rain in July than I ever remember in all my years living in Southern California. It is so dry that we welcomed the inch we received. They are talking of a large El Nino and I sure hope it means above average rain for us.

In between trips we went to a concert with friends. It was hot and humid that evening and we were all a sweaty mess but it was so much fun. I have a bucket list of things I want to do these days and that was one of them. I hope there will be more.

We just returned from a camping trip to our local mountains. We are so lucky to live so close to the beach and mountains and everything in between.

My sister in law and I worked together to make baked smores. She was determined we would have smores despite the fact that for this year, with the drought, no campfires were permitted. 

They were amazing and we all loved it. Recipe to follow this week.

I have not mentioned the garden as this is our winter type rest. In the heat of summer, I suspend planting. I harvest what I can and wait for fall planting time. Our second growing season.


  1. .. wow... the scenery is so beautiful.. so glad you had a great holiday......
    I'm looking forward to your baked smores recipe... I plan to make some.. My family don't know what they are.. ... I'm in Australia and no one knows them...
    Have a good day... Hugs... Barb xxx

  2. Great picture of you at the concert! Looking forward to the s'more recipe. We just had some last night at the campfire.

  3. You have been very busy! But with good things! Q is getting so big!!! Love that you went to that concert. I bet it was so fun!
    This heat is really getting to me. So muggy, it makes me just want to stay indoors.
    Miss you.

  4. Looks like a fun trip. Oh, I hope you will feature the chicken coop. I love seeing how folks keep their hens.
    We don't do much gardening in summer either. I'll be ready come fall.

  5. Looks like you all had a grand time, food, fun and smores to boot, what could be better !

  6. Sounds like a great summer so far for you guys! I'm glad to hear you got some rain. We've had more than our share here in IN:)