It was a good weather weekend here. Saturday was a little too hot and humid for biking, but that gave me a chance to be in the garden and really clean it up as it was starting to get neglected. Got the place ready for company that evening. First chance to show off our new finished water feature, too!
John requested a rum cake for his cake party. Specifically this one. I would say three words. Make this now. It’s really, really good! Of course, my cake didn’t come out of the pan as neatly as the picture on the King Arthur website, but at least it came out in 1 piece!
It’s really an easy recipe. You just need to make sure you have time to let it sit for a day to soak up the rum syrup. Surprisingly, it wasn’t a strong rum taste. Very moist and flavorful. However, I had a real problem with the fact that there is no frosting on this cake. No frosting! I kept asking John if he wanted a glaze or frosting or something and he said no. But, he knew I was struggling with the no frosting, so he said I could make something to offer anyone who wanted it with their piece. I made a rum glaze to apply to the cut pieces and I was happy.
The rum cake was a hit. It was a nice night, too. Our lights are going on the patio:
Sunday was a much better day for biking with lower humidity and temps. We did our usual Sunday breakfast ride of 17 miles and then decided to bike to the lake later for a treat.
Part of the path takes us by a marsh:
I could have used my zoom lens today, but it’s a bit bulky to get in my bike bag. I would have like a closer shot of the lily pads.
John is waiting patiently here for me to take pictures.
This is that section where they decided to make the path go through some telephone poles. It’s very strange.
The lake was gorgeous today. Just beautiful.
It was also about as crowded as we have seen it. Holy moly! Do you know how hard it is to get pictures without people in them? Judicious picture taking and some waiting for a break between people 😀 .
There was a Save the Lake festival going on, which is probably why it was so crowded because locals would be out as well as tourists.
We stopped at Lake George Baking Company for our snacks. I had a black and white cookie!
Plus a big iced coffee. This shop is about a block off the main drag and they built a little deck off the back to sit at and what a gem that is. Nobody was there and it was shady.
This is going to be one of our go-to spots once tourist season is over. I had to get a closer shot of those petunias, too.
It’s just so pretty.
It was time to head home and get away from all the people!
We ended up with 36 miles for the day, which should help burn off some of that cookie and the rum cake. I hope 😀