"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sweet Home Alabama

Nick and Janet
Sunday I drove the 90 miles to Huntsville, Alabama for the day.  I am still surprised that I live where there are actual hills!!  No flat land around here.   Janet, Nick and I went hiking at Monte Sano State Park which is located about 30 minutes from their apartment.  Janet has new hiking boots she needs to break in before their trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.  She'll have camera in hand searching for a moose!
Rock climbing practice?

Janet and Nick even checked out the rock climbing possibilities.  I won't be joining them on any of those adventures but it is still hard for me to believe that Janet rock climbs.  The girly girl???  The first time one of her friends saw a picture of her rock climbing she thought it had been "photo shopped"!!!

All that was left for Janet's lunch.
 We had a picnic in the park provided by Janet - curry chicken salad sandwiches and grapes.  Yummy:)  

After we got back to their apartment and cleaned up, Janet made a blueberry pound cake for my early birthday celebration and together we made honey wheat bread.  Nick took over the kitchen to make a three course dinner.  We started with Oven Fried Green (red) Tomatoes and then had chicken fried chicken (oven), mashed potatoes and broccoli.   All of this "frying" was done in the oven, no real frying involved.  We topped off the meal with the blueberry pound cake and ice cream.

Birthday Dinner!

Janet and Nick gave me "Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond.  I love to read her blog.  A great day and a fun way to celebrate my birthday which is in the middle of the week this year.  It's not so hard to add another year when you are treated like a queen:)


Roz said...

Happy Birthday Peggy and many, many more!!!

nitacrow said...

you raised FABULOUS CHILLINS.......THE MEAL looked DELICIOUS.....and yummy BIRTHDAY CAKE.....

lizhunt said...

Happy Birthday, Peggy!! Wish I could have been at your dinner with Janice and Nancy. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love ya!!

Anonymous said...

Geez Peg, you've still not caught up to me. How does it feel to be the "younger" one? Hope Birthday is the best!! Can't wait to see pics of your furnished apartment. Good luck with Cat. Oven-fried, yummy. Hugs. Linda, the "older" one.

Peggy K in NC said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend!!

becki-c said...

Happy Birthday, and stay fabulous!

I can't believe its been a whole year!

Leigh Anne said...

Go Janet and Nick, You really did up the birthday celebration right !!! Great Par-tay!!