2017, American River, August, Fitness, Hiking

North Fork American River hike 8/12/2017

This was my most strenuous hike yet. I didn’t plan it to be but I didn’t know I was going to hike on the wrong side of the river. After going so far I didn’t want to go back the way I came since I could see a trail on the South side. But I had to go farther up river than I realized before I could cross it without getting into water above my knees. The beauty is all around you though and hard to convey.

2017, August, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Fitness, Folsom, Hiking, Summer 2017 Activities

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – bw/color

For Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge I took a little different route, I am using this as sort of a study of which pictures look better as color or b/w. What do you think?
I have several pictures and each one is presented in both color and also in black and white. See which way you like each one better. Please let me know your thoughts.

2017, Iowa, June, Oakland

Find the Good. Continued… — Bolton Carley’s BS-O-Rama

So I promised you a series, and that’s what you’re gonna get. You’re probably going to continue hearing some of my other rambles, too, but I’m “finding the good” wherever it catches me. (We’ll assume it won’t catch me in a swimming suit!) 🙂 The crazy part is that I didn’t have to look that […] via Find the Good. Continued… — Bolton Carley’s BS-O-Rama

2017, Cooking, July, Solar Oven

Red Bean, Lentil and Split Pea casserole

Red Bean, Lentil and Split Pea casserole cooked in the solar oven today. I had some of it for lunch but it was more like al dente. Now for dinner everything is very tender and delicious! On the left is brown rice and quinoa. Recipe: 1 cup red beans 1/2 cup lentils 1/2 cup split peas several mixed peppers 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 Serrano pepper splash of sriracha sauce splash of teriyaki or soy sauce several shakes of carne asada seasoning several shakes of salt and pepper 1/2 pound of ground turkey Instructions: Sort and rinse beans, add to…

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