A few days ago my mom reeeaaalllllyyy wanted to go kayaking in our new kayaks, so we woke up, got dressed, then hit the road! We stopped for breakfast at a restaurant called La Iguana located in a teeny tiny town called Brodhead. Although it was a Mexican restaurant they served breakfast food as well! Although I'm always in the mood for a quesadilla, in the spirit of breakfast I ordered an omelet instead.
Then we found a spot to kayak. It took us nearly an hour to find a drop off place! The starting location of the river in the park my mom found on google maps turned out to have a dam right after the drop off point! Umm, nooooo!!! So we drove until we found the Sugar River and dropped in there instead! The photo above is me chillaxing downriver after our tiring battle upstream.
After kayaking I got together with a dear friend. We went to another Mexican restaurant for dinner then picked up some food items for her belated birthday party taking place the next day! As we were headed out the door my mother gave her a bunch of cucumbers that grew in our garden.
My friend and her family aren't huge fans of cucumbers, so now what? We scoured Pinterest for cucumber recipes! We decided to make Cucumber Bread, thinking it would be like zucchini bread (spoiler alert, it didn't)! Warning: the recipe the follows is not one I would recommend embarking on unless you really really like the taste of cucumbers.
First, peel the cucumbers then shred them into itty bitty pieces!
Then, combine them in a bowl with all the other ingredients! It was a very easy recipe. We added chocolate chips as well, which was one of the only things that saved these things.
My friend didn't have a bread pan, but since we'd already mixed everything up we put them into other kinds of pans to bake! We made cucumber muffins and a cake!
Despite looking really cute and innocent, these things really tasted like cucumbers! I didn't think cucumbers had that much of a taste until we baked them into muffins and such! I'm not even going to post the actual recipe just because the flavor was so strong. We were able to eat them, but they certainly need an acquired taste...O.o
After that baking adventure we sat on her back porch and talked about all sorts of college things and events going on inside our friend group. Everyone is moving so soon! We won't be able to hang out hardly at all anymore, especially not in our big group of 11!
Once night time came around we did sleepover things. We found munchies to nom on and watched Kingsmen the Secret Service. I pulled a typical jaunt and fell asleep about 40 minutes in then woke up during the credits and was alert for an additional two hours. No idea why movies make me feel sleepy!
Then it was the next day; for my friend's birthday we were going tubing!
Our tubing adventure started in Albany at a place called S & B Tubing. It also was along the Sugar River, the same place my parents and I went tubing the day before! We tied all of our tubes together so we were facing each other and could easily talk during the 4 hour trip.
Along the way we did our best to tan! My skin being my skin developed freckles all over my legs! Weird!! We rationed our single can of chips the best we could because for some reason none of us thought to eat breakfast! Whoops.
The tubing trip was a blast. We floated down at a decent place and got lots of girl talk in. Unfortunately the river had a lot of fallen trees in it, so every once in a while we had to paddle madly to avoid a collision! The weather and talk time made the trip wonderful though.
After tubing we went to Culvers for food and ice cream. I can't get enough of their lemon ice! Nom! Then we drove to Subway to pick up the three foot long sub my friend had ordered for dinner. It was so huge!! We ended up eating way later that night since we were all still full from Culvers. We also picked up the movies Mortdecai and Neighbors to watch, and, as per usual, I slept through them both.
In the morning we slept in late then ate some leftover sandwich. My friend's dog really wanted us to share, put we resisted the beg! Around noon we all went our separate ways. We were sent off with lots of hugs and me with a bag of pickles from the Subway vegetable tray.
It was a great two days!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!