Monday, August 27, 2018

Weekend Re-Cap in Photos!

Saturday I decided to take a short drive up to Kinzua Dam.  I didn't go to the actual Dam but the Big Bend Area. 

If I were to actually make a stop at the Dam I would be in a Parking Lot or at the Bridge going over top of the Dam that you see here. 

I wanted to do some thinking.  I also wanted to take some photos.  It's been a while since my last stop up there.  It's one of those places that people from far away visit often but the locals don't usually frequent.

If you visit my Instagram Account you can see more photos and even a short video, too!


The weather was gorgeous that day!  It seemed like it was the perfect temperature.  It wasn't muggy (like it has been most of the time the last couple years in the summertime) and it had just the right amount of breeze.  As you can see from the photos...the skies were blue and had some lovely, light clouds.

This photo is looking down 'water' from the Dam from the same spot.  One of these days I might go up to the Dam and the Bridge area and take some more photos to post here.

I wanted to go over to a small waterfall that is tucked off the road into the Allegheny National Forest a bit but ran out of time.



We left our house to make a quick trip up to the Buffalo area and stopped at The Pizza Plant for an early dinner.  Of course, I'm always excited because they not only have Vegan Pizza - they have Vegan Cheese for their Vegan Pizza!  I wanted to do a different topping for it this time around, tho.  Usually, I opt for Tomatoes or Mushrooms.  This time I went with the Artichokes.  It was fantastic!  I ate it for 4 meals!

Driving back wasn't fun.  There was a lot of construction.  We made a mistake with a detour and went about a half hour out of our way.  Oops!


Here's a close-up of an individual piece in case you're interested.

In other news...I've decided to take on another volunteering project.  This past month The Dyslexic Advantage eNewsletter was asking for volunteers to voice certain articles of their monthly online magazine.  I figured since I'm in radio full-time and have access to the equipment both at work and at home, I thought it was something I could easily do.  Plus, I have been wanting to get more involved in advocating for Dyslexics (since I, too, am one).

This past Thursday, there was a chair meeting for our Zonta Club.  It was a real eye-opener about just how much we do in our area.  I hope to help get the word out more about the efforts.  In the meantime, I was asked to chair the Service Committee so I'm looking forward to that, too!


Another thing we did this past weekend was stop in to our some-what-new, local Ollie's Bargain Outlet and we found some extra large fuzzy blankets for cheap.  We bought them and some other stuff for the house and I have to say that the blankets are a HIT with the dogs!  They LOVE them!

Here is a photo of Cricket sleeping on my lap...on the new blanket, of course.

What did you do over the weekend!?

13 comments:

  1. Lovely scenic views! Your new blanket sure looks comfortable.

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    1. In the summer months it IS beautiful around here! Wish it was that way YEAR 'ROUND!

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  2. Such a busy weekend! Your photos look beautiful, and the pizza looks great! It was my weekend off this week. So I did some yoga, watched some Buffy with mg BFF, and ate out a couple of times. It was my parent's 40th anniversary on Sunday, so we went out to brunch and then I made them a sweet tart.

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    1. Buffy is GREAT! I have been rewatching it for the 4th time! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

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  3. I love the beautiful views!And that pizza! I've been craving pizza! I really love artichoke hearts on my pizza!
    Sweet Cricket!

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    1. When you were around here did you ever go to the Dam?

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  4. Great pictures and views! We need to do more hiking now that it's cooled off here a bit. The pizza sounds great! And Cricket is adorable.

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    1. We have a lot of places to hike here...the last several years we have seen an increase in ticks so that freaks me out LOL

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  5. What a great weekend! Your photos of the dam are stunning and that pizza! Wow!!

    Cricket is too adorable!

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    1. Thanks! I need to do some more THINKING time, I think!

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  6. This pizza looks incredibly delicious! I would love to try and make something like this someday! Thanks for the share, hope you have a fantastic rest of your day. Keep up the posts.

    Greg Prosmushkin

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  7. Beautiful pictures from the dam, and that pizza looks incredible! Sweet Cricket!

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