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We had such a lovely time on our getaway. It was much cooler in Prescott and the wind was blowing in the pines. There is also an amazing smell in the early morning which I remember from a time in my youth when I lived briefly in Flagstaff. It smells a little like ice cream to me, I'm not sure why.
I'll start with our breakfast on our last day in the cottage. For this meal, I wanted to eat out on the private patio. I wanted to use the hamburger I'd brought, so I made us each a hamburger patty and fried up the last of the 12 ounces of nitrate-free bacon. For hubby I fried three eggs. We had more chicken stock with sauerkraut juice, and I made us each a fruit plate. We each had some honeydew melon, green grapes and for a sweet treat I made a little concoction that came to mind. I am going to call it a compote, although I'm sure that's totally correct.
I'd bought a container of blackberries from Costco a couple of days earlier, and I also brought two frozen bananas with me on our trip. I melted one tablespoon of butter in a skillet and mashed the blackberries and cooked them for a while in the skillet. After a few minutes, I dumped in the now melted bananas. The bananas had turned a bit dark having thawed in the refrigerator. I cooked them in the blackberries for about five minutes on each side. What a delicious little treat!
After we ate breakfast it was time to start getting ready to leave. Checkout was at 11am and we started packing and getting everything into our vehicle about 9:30.
On our way our of town we took the scenic route again (we got lost) where we found this perfect huge Christmas tree.
On our way back, even though hubby had hoped he could get home, get his truck loaded and hit the ground running to the next job… we decided to stop at Lynx Lake. What a gorgeous body of water!
We hiked down and I took off my sandals and dipped my feet into the water. Ahhhhh… it was a little chilly at first, but after a couple of minutes it felt great on my bare feet.
After hubby climbed down from where he climbed up to take some pictures of me in the lake, we asked a couple passing by to take our picture which they happily agreed.
And one more photo as we left the lake:
It was such a nice weekend, and I think we both enjoyed ourselves and caught up on sleep! I got hubby to eat some good GAPS meals (even though he did drink Pepsi) and I think this was the nicest weekend we've had in quite some time. I am definitely getting more skilled at taking GAPS on the road! It really helps to have a full kitchen!