Loving: minty drinks and bike trips

A couple weeks ago I bought a whole watermelon at the grocery store. I couldn’t help myself — it was only about $2.50. But since Mike doesn’t like watermelon I had to get creative with how to eat it all.

So I juiced it! It’s so funny — when you juice a watermelon there is basically no pulp. The water part is no lie. I just added a little fresh mint, and it was super refreshing.

Of course then I realized how much mint we had to use up, so I made us some mint juleps. (Used Joy’s recipe).

These were really good. You should have them more than once a year.

For Memorial Day we decided to take a short road trip to Pescadero. We had a little picnic lunch on the beach, and then we took our bikes out on a cute country road.

It was very pastoral. Lots of horses and sheep.

Unfortunately the ride turned out to be one long, slow hill. Not so fun.

But Pescadero is a cute little town. It has bakeries,

and guys playing guitars,

and VW buses.

If I live here long enough I will end up owning a ’60s VW bus with curtains.

Other things I’m loving this week:

-Homemade wheat bread,

(thank you, Mike).

-A new stripey watch band. My old cheap one broke, so I treated myself.

-“Born to Run.”

I really loved this story, and the writer’s hilarious style. It made me think a lot about my relationship to running, and that I should get some minimalist shoes!

You should definitely read it. Next up, I am taking mom’s recommendation for “Water for Elephants.”