Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swans 'n Smorz

It was a little windy yesterday but still a very nice day.  We can tell the temperature is going down a few degrees and it seems as if the days are getting a little shorter, too.  The longest day of the summer is already over...

I ran again and it felt pretty good.  I remember why I used to run a lot.  I enjoy it and feel better.  As long as I take it slow and stretch a lot, I should be in good shape.

Then, we each ran a few errands during the late morning.  I did some things online and then went to check to see if my car wax/polishing kit arrived.  Sure enough, it is here so I will have my work cut out for me for the next few days.

It was such a nice afternoon, I spent time out back by the lake.  I am reading James Michener's The Journey:  A Quest for Canadian Gold.   It is a historical novel of the Canadian wilderness around the end of the 19th century.  How about you?  What are you reading?

While reading I saw a couple of swans nearby.  They were really close since the lady a few campsites away was feeding them bread.  It was windy and I saw something I hadn't seen before, the swan was bowing out his wings to catch the wind.
Pretty interesting and beautiful.

While I was enjoying that, Pam was fixing another spectacular meal.  She worked on a recipe for quinoa, and also cooked some squash and baked some fish with bell peppers and spices.
The fish and squash were good and altho the quinoa was very tasty it wasn't one of our favorites.

After dinner, I went outside again and started another campfire.  When I got it going pretty good, Pam arrived with the smorz.  Not sure when the last time was that we had smorz.
We got our extendable prongs and loaded up the marshmallows, held it over the blazing fire and in no time they were ready to pull off in between the chocolate and graham crackers. was delightful!

The wind continued for a time and we finished up with the campfire and went inside.  Pam talked with sister-in-law Sue who called to ask about how she was doing.  They were also concerned about the tornado that touched down and caused a lot of damage and destruction outside of Detroit at a campground.  It was pretty awful but no where near us.

That was about it for us on a Roadrunner Monday...
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  1. I hadn't heard of that James Michener book although I've read several of his others - I'll be downloading that one to my Sony eBook today, thanks!! Last time we had smores was camping with the granddaugthers a few years ago, I still think I've got some marshmallow stuck on me! Pam's dinner looked good but I'd have to look up Quinoa to see what it is.

  2. I'd be happy to hear of any good quinoa recipes! Quinoa is a staple for me these days!

  3. I am a Michener fan also. Right now I am reading Michael Horton's Christless Christianity.

  4. Love smorz...AND James Michener..Loved his book "Alaska"..also "Texas"..
    Do smorz and wine go together?

  5. Ah Smorz! Haven't had them since our kids were little. Are you enjoying another pass at childhood?

  6. We had smorz this past weekend with the grandkids camping at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. We'll be posting up pictures in a few days.

    You sure make them smorz look good. :)

    I'm with Rick, I don't know what Quinoa is either.


  7. Love James Michener too-- read Centennial, Texas and Hawaii. Will have to look for Alaska!

    ohhh yum on the s'mores! We like em with the graham crackers that have the sugar and cinnamon coating too. Extra yummmmmm

    And... if we can't go camping, sometimes we make em in the microwave! Not as good because you miss that brown or black crispness, but okay in a pinch if you are having serious withdrawals!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard