As much as I’ve enjoyed the monetary and sustainable aspects of not having a car, there’s no doubt that I am loving how much having one enables us to reach more secluded spots in nature. We love how easily we can walk or bike out into nature from town but getting further and being able to pack firewood, a blanket and bigger items is quite the nice change.
Since we can’t travel abroad and should avoid public transportation it felt light the right time to invest in a car. Last weekend we took Hup on his first proper adventure and it felt so good. Hup is our new car, and of course every good car needs a name. We like that Hup is short and simple and it sounds like he’s always ready to go out on adventure – and so are we!
On Sunday we gathered our closest friends and drove to one of my favourite spots that I’ve been wanting to show them for a very long time.
Once there we walked to one of the shelters along the small forest lakes, made a fire and cooked our lunch, made coffee and just had a nice time. We breathed the fresh air, watched people ice fish (I’m surprised the ice is still holding up) and enjoyed the peace and quiet that nature offers.
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The perfect outdoor food
One of the best things I know to cook over an open fire is sandwiches. It’s just such a tasty meal and with some good, rustic bread you simply cannot go wrong!
We always prep them at home to make it easier. We always fry an egg, red pepper and mushrooms in a pan. Those get added together with hummus and mustard, some spinach as well as turkey or chicken. Mine had mozzarella on them, Dan parmesan. Sandwiches can easily be tailored to fit peoples food preferences, intolerances or allergies.
Once outside we put them in a grid and heat up over the fire. Fast, easy and delicious!
After lunch we made some coffee, enjoyed carrot cake that Kim had brought and did some reading out loud of a short story. It was so cozy and exactly how I wanted to spend my Sunday.
I hope you are all well and that you are able to see friends and family in the tranquil safety of nature.