A ride in the car to the beach? Murphy was ALL about it. Seriously, once those words left my mouth, he was frantically following my every move as I got us ready and packed up to go to the beach. What can I say, the dog loves a good adventure! 🙂
We headed to the beach in the late afternoon and stayed until the sun set.
Once we got settled, we headed down to the ocean to cool off. Murphy was actually really into it… until he wasn’t. He splashed around in the water for probably 5 minutes before he retreated to the beach. Pugs aren’t generally fans of water, but if Murphy gets hot enough, he’ll definitely go in!
Quinn found all sorts of treasures in a nearby tide pool.
He was beyond pumped!
Eventually, we settled in and had some dinner that we brought from home.
On the menu: Vegan Taco “Meat,” which was ready-to-eat lentils from Trader Joe’s (17.6 ounces) mixed with chopped walnuts (1 cup), taco seasoning, and half a jar of Cowboy Caviar (6 ounces). I think salsa (instead of Cowboy Caviar) would work great too – I just had some in the fridge to use up.
The end result: Really good! Even Mal liked it! I ate my “meat” over sautéed kale with a little avocado from home. It was quite delicious and seriously filling!
The rest of the evening was spent catching up with some CrossFit friends, who we ran into on the beach, and also making some new ones.
The family next to us had a “Quinn” of their own, so the Quinns played together while the parents out hung.
Ohhh, summer! I never want it to end!
Question of the Day
Any favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes to share?
Mal and I are trying to consume less meat, so we’d love some recommendations!