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Golden Gardens

It's funny, but I had a lot of anxiety at the start of the week, knowing how full our calendar was, wondering how to manage it all.  But it's turning out pretty great so far.  Last night I needed to have my daughter in Seattle for a ballet rehearsal.  Two and half hours to burn. Not enough time to turn around and go back home through rush hour traffic, but quite a lot of time to spend on just waiting.  So Trent and I decided to make the best of it and go to the beach.  We hung out at Golden Gardens state park and ate a picnic dinner together.  I felt so refreshed after that, ready to tackle the busy week ahead. 

This is perhaps a bit unrelated to beach pictures, but hey, I'll share it anyway.  This is my bit for Making it Count Tuesday, where I share how I'm applying what I learn from my online time.  These were a snack that I brought along to the beach, so there you go.  These are sweet and salty roasted chickpeas and they are delicious!  Here is the link to the recipe.  They are simple to make and a healthy snack.  I substituted the brown sugar for about a teaspoon of maple syrup instead.    

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Reader Comments (7)

What a lovely idea and a great way to pass the spare time!

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Oh, this pictures of the ocean are making me dream... What a gift to live so close to the water! And the chickpeas...what a neat idea! Never would have thought of that!

Your beach is beautiful! I've enjoyed spicy chickpeas, but never sweet and salty. That sounds good! Finding good ways to use those weird pockets of time is the best feeling. I'd say you and Trent did well.

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

ha, my hubbie and I went there on our first date - not to make out though or anything : )

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Actually, those look like a great beach day snack! That kind of ties the pictures and the snack together. That is great that you made use of that time to make a memory!

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

Your pictures, as always, are stunning. Makes me feel relaxed, just looking at them.

Those look interesting. I have always thought that chickpeas from the can tasted a bit like boiled peanuts. These look like the roasted peanuts from Cracker Jacks. Love the photos.

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