I have a real love for trees and nice shady areas. I've said so many times to my family that I don't care what my house really looks like (in reasonableness) as long as it has nice big shade trees all around it. :)
There is a road near my house... and goodness, if I could build a house right on the road, I would! I like to take the path a lot when I'm biking or walking and take it a little slower to soak in the beauty. This time, I actually ran back home and got my camera just to take some pictures around that area. Maybe someday I'll wait for a sunset and take a picture of the gorgeous path itself.
I'm sure by now, if you read any of my blog posts at all... you know that I am quite a nostalgic person. I love thinking about the sweet times in childhood and about the traditions we do that might seem kind of silly, but still define us. One of those traditions is all the hype that goes on for the fourth of July. I personally don't get the point of spending thousands/millions of dollars on fireworks, but I love that feeling when I hear them going off in town. Because I know that it mean that families are gathered together, sitting on the lawn on a summer evening, eating American food, and having a good time.
And that is exactly what I like to see!
I kind of celebrated in my own way with an all-american triple dip cone ;)
Granted, I only ate the top scoop because the ice cream was pretty melted by the time I was done taking pictures of it. ;P
Sunday afternoon, after finishing our biking, we were setting around trying to figure out what to do next because it was way too hot to hike like we planned on doing. From Mt. Nebo we could see this lake, and we wanted to rent a boat... but the crazy thing was, nobody rented boats within an two hours of where we were. So we just went down to Lake Dardanelle and swam off of the shore, watched other boats, and watched a storm roll in :)