NEW BIKE DAY

NEW BIKE DAY!!!! Can you tell I’m excited? I am now the lucky owner of a 2018 Specialized Stumpjumper. I am not going to get all geeky and go through the specs because then no one would read my blog!

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Easy Instant Pot Quinoa

Easy Instant Pot Quinoa

The Instant Pot makes this recipe really easy, no watching the stove or cleaning up a mess when the pot boils over. I usually make a cup of quinoa at a time and keep it in the fridge for easy, quick meals. My dad gave me an Instant Pot as a housewarming gift when we moved to Reno and I’ll admit I was skeptical. I thought anything made in an instant pot could be made in a slow cooker, so why would you need both? WRONG. I will admit I think all kitchen appliances are necessary, even if they do serve a limited function. 

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Acadia National Park


Our bike-moon ended in Bar Harbor, Maine and we were lucky enough to spend a week exploring. Bar Harbor has a lot to offer! If you’re planning a 2017 trip, add Acadia to the list. The weather was absolutely perfect in October, chilly at night and warm during the day. The fresh seafood deserves an entire blog (or blog post) – it is so good! October is not peak-season for Acadia; however, it still does get busy. Leaf peeking season is early to mid October. If you plan it right, you can see the most beautiful colors in New England and visit a National Park. We spent 6 days in Bar Harbor with 4 exploring the park.

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