One one my favorite things about this week is that the hubby took today off so that we can have a day exploring.
So my faves will be short and sweet since we are heading out after we finish breakfast.
After Miss Sunshine’s soccer game last Saturday, the hubby and I went to downtown Roanoke.
Since it was so stinking hot.
We decided to try something new to us. Indian cuisine. There is a place called Nawab located at 118 Cambell Ave SE, right in the market area of downtown Roanoke. It was a buffet lunch, so no pretty pictures since I was trying a little bit of everything and my plate looked like a train wreck. The hubby loved everything. Indian cuisine went right along with his palate. Even though I know the spices are amazing for your health, I was not as in love. However, I would return and just fill my plate with the things that I found very tasty, like Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala.
I believe the dessert, which I did take a photo of, is called Gajar Halwa. It had carrots and almonds, and butter amongst the ingredients.
We took a walk through a part of downtown that I hadn’t frequented, and stumbled onto this complex. I love the differentiation of colors as it progressed down the alley. It reminded me of Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I love going to the library. I constantly have a book going and have a deep appreciation for the fact that I am entitled to read whatever I want.
In fact, this is my current read…Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. So far, I’m really enjoying it.
One of the things she said that I loved is “You and I and everyone you know are descended from tens of thousand of years of makers. Decorators, tinkerers, storytellers, dancers, explorers, fiddlers, drummers, builders, growers, problem-solvers, and embellishers — these are our common ancestors.”
I think that is so true!
If you’ve followed my blog this week, then you know that on Tuesday I wrote a post in honor of it being my mother’s birthday and then on Thursday I wrote a post in honor of it being the hubby’s birthday.
When we hiked Dragon’s Tooth, this was one of the photos that I took. The hubby has asked me to have it blown up. Repeatedly. Since February. I’ve been reluctant because I have a tendency to be critical of my photos and what if it didn’t turn out the way I thought it should. I decided to finally give in and have it blown up to a 16×20 on canvas as his birthday gift. He loved it and plans to hang it his office.
I’ve been trying to find “new to me” artists to share each week. This week I’ve chosen a band that is well known and that I really like. I chose this song because after I titled Tuesday’s post, this is the song that kept going through my mind.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I’m off to explore the countryside with the hubby. I hope to have lots of new photos from our adventures!
Let your light shine!