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Happy Friday!

The photo above is of Boston Common. It is the oldest public park in the country – dating back to 1634! It was fun to watch all the people take advantage of nature’s beauty!

It’s Friday, so I’ve gotta take note of how I’m doing on a couple of my challenges. So, I’m pluggin’ along on my 12 Classics challenge.  I’m working on #11 (the scary one)…the book is just so, so, SO long!

On my Photo Challenges, I’ve completed photograph a stranger and want to do the ‘frame worthy street photograph’ next.

I’ve just started training for a century bike ride, so that challenge is on track.  I plan to ride 3-4 times a week and increase the mileage by 5 miles each week. The ride date is the middle of August. I did this…oh, about a decade ago.  It takes time to train…a summer with relatively few travel plans or other distractions.  I think this summer will be good.

Lastly, after hearing of all the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, I think I want to challenge myself to start incorporating that into my day. I really don’t like the taste, so I’m sure there are tricks on Pinterest I’ll have to check out.

That’s it.  Let me know of any fun challenges I should be aware of! Have a great day.  Do something NEW!

 

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!  OK, here is my LAST post relating to our recent trip to Minnesota!  I’ll just finish up by sharing a few NEW things we did which we’d recommend to anyone else that finds themselves in Minneapolis in the summertime:

1) Rent bikes and ride around the ”Chain of Lakes”.  The bike ride was very FUN!  Perfect weather!  Lovely views of very high-end homes surrounding the lakes, along with beautifully landscaped yards made the ride even nicer!

2) Take a Mississippi River boat cruise…just so  you can say you did :o)

3) Go to the HUGE Mall of America.  We’re not big shoppers…in fact we didn’t buy anything except dinner (cuz a person’s gotta eat, right?) but it’s just something we couldn’t go to MN without checking out.

4)  Try the Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes at Hell’s Kitchen.  I heard from multiple people that this was a ‘must’, so we went there on our last morning there.  Yup!  They’re yummy!  Now I’ve got to try to make them at home sometime soon.  I looked up the recipe and found it HERE (But I’m going to also paste it below…just in case that link tries to disappear or anything funky like that).

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!