I got out of the house today and into the woods today for a wonderful hike! It was a little scary at times but a great time.
Rewind to breakfast:
Eggs with swiss:
After breakfast and some decent Today Show segments (the women from Girls were on!) I got ready for the dentist and my hike.
In case you were wondering, I didn’t have any cavities. And I need to floss more.
Accompanying me on the hike today was my friend Megan. We had a great time chatting and hiking at the beautiful Castlewood State Park. This is one of my favorite parks in St. Louis, so I was eager to walk around.
We started off on the scenic river trail, which took us along the Meramec River.
The trail got pretty muddy at the lower part of the river. The snow and ice from a few weeks ago had all melted and made for a squishy situation.
After lunch we went on our way along the trail, and this is when things got interesting. We came to a fork in the trail: continue along the current route, which we determined was almost over, or hop onto a new trail, the “Lone Wolf Trail” and keep our hike going.
Like lone wolves ourselves, off we went onto this new trail.
The part of the trail that we connected to looked fine, likely because it was in a sunny part of the park. As we went further along the Lone Wolf Trail, it became more shady, and suddenly, we were met with this:
Eventually we did make it down the hill to solid and flat ground. Megan fell once and hurt her leg, but she was able to walk alright so we kept going with our hike.
All in all, we hiked a little over four miles in about two hours. Not bad considering how slowly things were going on that icy patch!
After our hike, I headed home for a much-needed shower. Then I made myself a little snack:
I also made some tea! I ordered two new flavors from Adagio:
I tried to recreate the flavor of my favorite tea from the London Tea Room, the “Naughty Vicar” and I think I did a pretty good job! It really tasted like the real thing, but much cheaper.
We watched some West Wing and Jeopardy! (I got the final Jeopardy right!) and then I threw dinner together.
The only bad part about this meal was the sauce. It really had an acidic flavor and did not pair well with the sweet squash. Next time I will choose a better sauce!
Tonight there may be some more snacking…pasta never fills me up enough. And Parenthood! Can’t wait.