Whoa, the last week of July! Finally, finally, the West Coast is starting to feel like summer! My birthday was a few days ago and more often than not, the weather is guaranteed to be warm. This year is no exception.
We’re taking a bit of a breather from the city to enjoy the long weekend in the Okanogan. The plan is to not plan. Except for the 50th wedding anniversary, and visiting with old friends and new friends, and splashing in the water with our nephews, and soaking up the sunshine, and anything else that requires no planning 🙂
If all goes according to plan (because we still plan, in the city), we will be taking Moby on his first road trip! At the time of me writing this, that prospect might still be touch and go, but we’ve got our fingers crossed.
Here’s what caught our eye online during the week of 30.July.2016
- If you’re in the market for a new belay device, Petzl and Wild Country each have a new grigri coming out. The Wild Country one looks pretty snazzy!
- Eggplant in a cake? It sounds so weird, but looks so good! Maybe eggplant is like the zucchini of baked goods – it adds moisture but not flavour? I’m game to give it a whirl!
- This Mango-Coconut Soba Salad looks like the perfect addition to any summer meal. There are so many ways you could change it up, too!
- I feel like it I was the type of person to just “whip up a cake when someone stops by”, that this simple apricot and olive oil cake would be that kind of cake.
- I find it interesting to read how athletes have changed and adapted over the years, from their training to their diet. What the Tour de France cycling diet looked like from 1903 until now. Crazy. And now it’s all coming back to the basic potato 🙂
- I must admit, I’ve never seen the original, but this one of 80-year-olds recreating Taylor Swift’s video is pretty great. I guarantee you will be smiling by the end.
- The first airplane flight around the world, fully powered by solar energy. Zero fuel used! Let’s hope this forward-thinking research expands exponentially.
- These photos won the National Geographic photo contest for 2016. I loved India and Chile.