Penny's Passion: Weekending - June 26, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Weekending - June 26, 2020

Happy Monday!  The weekend went by so fast it's hard to believe we even had one.  Eric had a rare weekend off and, sadly, we really didn't do anything extravagant.  We are still avoiding crowds and pretty much staying at home.  I will be so glad when COVID is a thing of the past!  Here are a few things we did squeeze in ~

I had heard that the Saharan Dust Storm was going to be passing by our part of the country this weekend and the potential for beautiful sunsets was high.  There are few things I love more than waterfalls and sunsets.  The news that sunsets might be even more spectacular because of the dust had me excited to sit and watch the sun do down.  Friday night we drove to a lake about an hour from our house, Lake Carlye, for a picnic in hopes of seeing an impressive sunset.  Mission accomplished!

We arrived in Lake Carlye with time to spare before the sun went down which gave us some time to stop by the dam.  The water was churning through the gates.  If you looked closely, you could see fish jumping into the air.  

Being unfamiliar with the lake, we had no idea where the best place would be to watch the setting sun.  We drove to the east side of the lake and was lucky to stumble upon a great little grassy area to spread out our blanket and enjoy our picnic while the sun put on its' show.  

The night was capped off with ice cream from one of our recent finds - Dairy King.  It was a great Friday night date!  One that left both Eric and I saying we should do this more often.

Saturday morning pancakes were on the menu. Has Hungry Jack's syrup always had this smiley face or is that new?

The weather was pretty cloudy with much-needed spots of showers.  We had a very lazy day of binge-watching Schitt's Creek.  We can now proudly say we have finished the entire series!  If you haven't watched it, put it on your list.  I found the first season to be a bit slow, but it definitely picks up.  The documentary about the show, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, had me in tears.  So good!

The mailman brought me some joy when he dropped off my Walmart Beauty Box.  This $5 subscription never disappoints.  I'm particularly excited to try the hello toothbrush and whitening toothpaste.

Sunday was another cloudy day with even more showers.  We watched church online and piddled around the house.  The 4th of July three-tier stand came together and I'll be doing a post on it tomorrow.  

We finished the weekend with a trip to another favorite ice cream joint - Dairy Haven.  Not a bad way to end the weekend!

Hope you have a wonderful few days!  Join me tomorrow when I share pictures from the 4th of July three-tier stand.  I'll also be hosting a link-ups on Wednesday with Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, Thursday with Thinking Out Loud Thursday and Friday with Friday Favorites Linky Party.


  1. What a spectacular sunset! We've been having rain for 3 days now too but we really needed it (though I could do without the lightning and hail!).

  2. Is Carlyle a day usage too like to swim? I've never been but I always hear about it.

  3. This made me smile. So glad for you kids to enjoy such a beautiful sunset. Wish I had realized that the sand storm was going to create even more incredible sunsets. We had a heck of a sand storm here!! The pool was more like a beach once it had passed through. Yay for ice cream twice in one weekend, too. Love your patriotic decor.