Hello! We have just a couple short days left here in Brisbane and I’m popping in to share some of our latest adventures. Starting with the beach!I’ve never been to the shoreline just north of Brisbane so the other day Anthony’s family and I took on a very Aussie tradition: fish and chips at the beach!We didn’t want our chips to blow away in the strong beach winds so we ended up lunching at a nearby park instead Here’s the group, minus the American behind the camera…As my Instagram followers know, Anthony and I have also been fitting in some runs, hikes, and workouts. And I’ve been able to perfect my tan 😉So green! I wonder what it will be like to come home to winter in Nashville. Eesh.The hills and heat of Brisbane have been a challenge, but the biggest obstacle that I’ve taken on in the past few days was a massive sewing project. My mother-in-law is a pro sewer and I asked her to show me the
ropes thread.Now that I’ve sewed a few napkins I wanted to step up my game and make a table runner. But not just any table runner: A block colored, double-sided, nine-foot-long table runner! With fancy edging. The project took up a large handful of our time and was the true test of patience and teamwork. And math (in metrics!).But, we did it! And I learned a LOT about sewing along the way. Mission accomplished.I can’t wait to lay this baby out on our table when we get home! It’ll add a nice pop of color to all of those dinner photos
Speaking of dinner, here’s one of our latest:Wine and cheese are the base of my vacation food pyramid. Plus homemade bread!This meal was perfect fuel for an outdoor adventure the next day. We drove about an hour north to hike the Glasshouse Mountains with some friends!The Tibrogargan route was beautiful…but also extremely STEEP. This wasn’t even the hardest incline we faced:Although I’m always up for an adventure, the terrain on this route got so tough and dangerous that we decided the chance of death was too high to continue. We turned around and chose a friendlier route instead Mountain man.A few steps, turns, and skips and we made it to the top of the mountain. Conquerors! And that’s it for now! Off to enjoy my first run of 2016. Happy new year!
- Have you ever feared for your life on a run/hike?
- If you could redesign the food pyramid, what would you put on the bottom?
- Do you have a table runner? What does it look like? I’m already searching for inspiration for my next one…