**FYI – I intended to post this last night, but WordPress tried to argue with me, and after almost hours spent on a 10-minute job, I politely walked away**
This weekend, loosely defined, was one for picture-taking. I awoke Thursday morning to this. I had no plans of staying up (I’m a late-to-bed, late-to-rise kind of girl), but I was compelled to run downstairs and outside in my bare feet to take these pictures.
Cold feet aside, it was totally worth it, and it made a nice day-opener for Jess’s birthday. Birthdays make a good excuse to eat bad, which we did. Butter pecan cake with salted caramel frosting. Homemade vanilla ice cream with warm caramelized apples on the side. Yum!
Saturday was spectacular all the way around. We met at Jim and Jess’s, and walked to Patisserie Amie for lunch. Our food was excellent, as reviews had indicated, and “pardons” pardoned, it wasn’t even too pretentious. Success. After coffee at Morsels, enjoyed on their patio, we jotted over to the Platte River to kayak while the salmon raced upstream to spawn. Late afternoon sunlight streamed in, which kept us nice and warm, (so long as we weren’t ensconced in shadows) and highlighted some wildlife. We saw hundreds of salmon, a couple geese, a swamp bird I couldn’t identify (and also didn’t get a picture of), a heron that was incredibly focused on its next meal, and three deer. I’m sure there was more, but these stood out.
Today (yesterday for most of you), Tony and I decided to head up Old Mission Peninsula to purchase some apples and peaches, and hunt some boletes. We didn’t find any, but we did find these.
Hopefully you made the most of your weekend, and have a good start to this week!