New Jersey: Trail Making & Wedding Planning

I mentioned on Sunday that we had adventures in New Jersey over the weekend. I happened to wake up around 7:45 on Saturday morning and I caught up with my dad before he left to go work on a nature trail by my parents’ house. He had to be there by 8:30 so I quickly convinced Bobby to get out of bed and come with us (this took a ton of some effort) and we arrived almost on time.

We worked on the Rockhopper Trail (so named because of the many rocks by and on the trail) all morning. Here are some pictures that the organizer, a very nice guy named Alan, took.

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That last picture features Morel Mushrooms that one of the volunteers (Ben) found.

We split up into groups for the trail work. I worked on clearing out some invasive Multiflora Rose (an evil plant that scratched my legs), Bobby got to work on a drainage ditch, and my dad made some really impressive stone steps on a few parts of the trail. We even met another Cornellian – Bobby worked with him on the drainage project and they got to reminisce together.

After the trail work we went with my mom and sister to Whole Foods… for wedding planning. Yes, I think I am going to have Whole Foods cater my wedding. I want something seasonal, reasonable, and Maggie-approved – and Whole Foods fits the bill. I may keep some of my planning secret from now on though. I know that a lot of people that are coming read the blog and I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the big day.

I’m off to watch some Bones – my new Netflix streaming addiction. It’s yet another one of those formulaic crime dramas that I love so much.

What do you do after work during the week?

7 Comments on New Jersey: Trail Making & Wedding Planning

  1. Ericka
    29 April, 2010 at 10:32 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, What beautiful pictures above! Good luck on your planning. Have fun!

  2. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear
    29 April, 2010 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods wedding sounds awesome!!

    After work I either go to yoga, meet friends for dinner or cook dinner at home with my boyfriend :)

  3. Biz
    29 April, 2010 at 3:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Having WF cater your wedding is completely you! What a great idea – I actually never would have thought of it!

  4. Marina
    29 April, 2010 at 8:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the idea of Whole Foods catering your wedding! What kind of foods are you planning on having?

  5. Kristina
    1 May, 2010 at 10:50 am (4 years ago)

    Trail work is so cool! I can’t believe that you all found morels – how great.
    I love ‘after work’ time – I usually go for a walk with the dogs, sometimes go for a jog or to the gym, cook dinner with my partner, maybe watch a show thanks to Netflix, do some work (grade, prep, read….).

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