Happy Sunday! Summer is speeding away from us, but there’s still time to make the most of it. We decided to skip the county fair this year (frowny face) because there was a heat index of 115ºF and, just, no.
We’ve only been to the pool once but I hope to change that soon and hit the beach as well! I hope you’ve been having lots of fun in the sun, here’s what’s new around here:
1. South Dakota
We survived our family trip to South Dakota and I couldn’t believe how much I loved it there! I had no idea that the mountains were so beautiful. A few of us hiked to Harney Peak, which was definitely the highlight of the trip for me.
We also visited Mount Rushmore, the reptile gardens, and rode the 1880 train. I would love to go back on a kid-free hiking adventure some day!
I also had the pleasure of taking a getaway with my friends to Minneapolis. We ate so much good food (Hai Hai and Hola Arepa get my full recommendation), lounged in a rooftop pool, and rode electric scooters around the lake. We also went to the Basilica Block Party where I enjoyed seeing Dawes for the second time and made all my childhood dreams come true standing front and center for Hanson.
There was a hot debate between my friends on our trip about sunglasses. It has me craving a new pair! Here are a few I love.
4. Fruit Desserts
- No fuss lemon tart with the prettiest decoration.
- Two person raspberry crumbles, but you know I’m going to eat them both myself.
- Strawberries and cream cake because strawberries are quintessentially summer.
- We all need to try the best blueberry crisp because it’s the best.
- I just can’t resist peaches in the summer, let’s put them in peach cobbler!
5. TV Time
I’ve been watching The Path on Hulu even though it feels a little meh. I’m on season two, and like, I don’t understand why the movement is so involved in some people’s water?? We also just started the new season of Stranger Things and it is perfection. Steve and Dustin for life.