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Joy in the Journey

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Can you believe it's September 1 already???

DH and I went for a ride yesterday. Despite all the technical frustrations at the beginning, we pushed on and had an awesome ride. We took a road neither of us had been on before and had no idea where it would end up. Found several lakes, lots of forest, a couple tiny little towns with lots of character, and Mt McLaughlin.

Stopped along the way for a burger. Did you know that Carl Jr's will "Low Carb" any of their sandwiches by wrapping it in lettuce, rather than putting it on bread? A good choice for fast food break.

Oh, and by the way, the Quince jam and butter are excellent! Quince are VERY tart. The recipe called for one cup of sugar for every cup of quince pulp! I used 3 cups of sugar for 5 cups of quince, and it's just the way we like it. Still a lot of pucker.

Time for coffee in the hot tub on the back deck, then figure out which project to tackle for the rest of the day.

Hope you can make some joy today.
Remember to focus on the reasons you want to be healthy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BANKER-CHUCK 9/4/2013 1:42PM

    I have been on that route a couple of times. Beautiful fide.

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FUNLOVEN 9/2/2013 7:57AM

    With the fires causing many of your favorite roads to be closed I'm glad you found some great sounding new places. We were riding this w/e too with some of our HOG friends on what is called a Mystery Ride. This is the second time we have attended this event. No one but the leader/activity person knows the destination. We stay overnight enjoying the campfire and friendship and in the morning our activity gal cooks us all breakfast. What more could a person ask for emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 9/1/2013 9:43PM

    I plan to do nothing but play and rest for the rest of the weekend.

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GABY1948 9/1/2013 8:51PM

    GOOD advice...focus on healthy. It's funny I just did that very thing today. I agree totally...I am so glad that you had such a nice trip!

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GWTRIKER 9/1/2013 6:05PM

    WOW what a wonderful day!

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LADYRH 9/1/2013 4:48PM

    emoticon Sounds like a wonderful trip

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JTREMBATH 9/1/2013 4:02PM

    emoticon emoticon I love quince jam you don't hear much about it in NZ I have not seen a quince tree for I don't know how long.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/1/2013 3:53PM

    Woo Hoo - congrats

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FISHINGLADY66 9/1/2013 2:22PM

    I'm so glad your Quince jam turned out great. YumYum. I'm also glad you had an awesome ride. Carl Jr's sounds like a great place to eat. emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 9/1/2013 1:57PM

    Wow! Just reading your blog today makes me feel more relaxed! Having a nice long ride and enjoying coffee in the hot tub.... now that's really living! YOU GO GIRL!

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123ELAINE456 9/1/2013 1:08PM

  Sounds like You and DH had a Beautiful Ride yesterday with a lot on new things on the trip. Enjoy your Coffee in the Hot Tub. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend. Have Fun. Take Care. A New Month and New Beginnings for Everyone.

Comment edited on: 9/1/2013 1:10:02 PM

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KARRENLYNN 9/1/2013 12:54PM

    Amazing what you find when you take a different path or change things up isn't it? I've never had quince anything, I'll have to try it sometime.

Have a great weekend,


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PHATPAT18 9/1/2013 11:20AM

    Sounds like you had a great day.

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MARITIMER3 9/1/2013 11:17AM

    My DH would love your day. Wish I wasn't so afraid and could join him on the bike. All of our kids have ridden at some point though none has a bike now. DD#3 is planning to start again, so he's looking forward to that.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2013 11:12AM

    Sounds like a lovely day! Never heard of Carl Jr's. But that's good that they'll low carb anything!

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BESCATS 9/1/2013 11:05AM

    Sounds like a fabulous day, especially the coffee in the hot tub.

So glad you had such a good time exploring. Have a great September. emoticon

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