we put together a little after work picnic and rode our motorcycles ten miles or so up missionary ridge to a sunny spot with an amazing valley view. parked the bikes and unloaded blankets and food. we had summer vegitable gratin (layers of grilled tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and eggplant with cheese and herbed bechamel sauce.
chelsea made a salad filled with the fruit of her spectacular garden. we had to indulge in my drink of the summer--cucumber lime mint spritzers. next time i am adding a little gin to mine for a kick.
we soaked in the sunset and just as we were getting chilly we loaded up the bikes and headed back home. it was a perfect way to soak up the hours between work and bed. a way to break the cycle we get into of work bed work bed. my next summer resolution is to do this more often, i'd say everyday but i would lose. everyweek...now we can make that happen.