6.23.2014

Summer Solstice Loving

Happy Summer, My Peoples! 

Can we talk about how it is officially summer?! This is mind blowing to me. I am already sad summer is going to be over before we know it and it technically just started this weekend. I have that feeling you get on Sundays when you know work is right around the corner. Get it together, Brooke. You have so much fun to still partake in this summer. 

With that being said I celebrated summer in style this weekend and did some paddle boarding on the Willamette River. We rented our Stand Up Paddle Boards from Alder Creek Kayak and met up with good people for some sunshine, some paddling, and a little workout even. This whole paddle boarding thing is no joke. A few hours spent on the SUP and you have yourself a nice core and stabilizer workout. You also have a little sunburn too, if you're lucky. 


After paddle boarding we headed over to one of my favorite breweries, Base Camp. It might not have the best beer in town, but it sure does have one of the coolest vibes. They were even having a summer solstice celebration too! Double the fun! Brad and I also learned that the nail and hammer game Hammerschlagen is harder than it looks. Also, the word Hammerschlagen is oh so German and oh so fun to say. 

Oh, and the fat kid in me wants to share a little secret regarding Portland Eats. We tried Smokehouse 21 this weekend. Rumor has it they have the best ribs in the city. Man, oh man, they weren't kidding. The ribs and the mac n' cheese with bacon and the deviled eggs and the cornbread and the pork cheeks and the collard greens were fantastic. Ok, I am hungry again. I need to stop myself. 

Cheers to Summer!

<3 BB




30 comments

Jess said...

The ribs and the mac n' cheese with bacon and the deviled eggs and the cornbread and the pork cheeks and the collard greens ....

Stoppppp.

oh, and did you happen to fall off the paddleboard a few times? that crap is hard at first.

P!nky said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY SUMMER! So exciting!!!!!

I've always wanted to try standup paddleboarding. Sounds super tough but fun!

Jenn said...

Looks like you had a great weekend--and even got in some physical activity too! Go you!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

My dad lives right around the block from SH21. Its insane. I feel like its still a hidden gem too.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

The friends I am staying with next week made plans for us to go paddle boarding. I'm so excited!

Tami said...

That hammer-whatever game looks like a massive liability. Drunk people and tools, man.

Nadine Lynn said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!!! And ribs and mac n cheese with bacon? Deviled eggs? Yes please!!!!

Meg Henning said...

i have always wanted to do paddle boarding and bbq on the weekend i believe that sounds like a perfect summer weekend indeed!

Meg Henning said...

i have always wanted to do paddle boarding and bbq on the weekend i believe that sounds like a perfect summer weekend indeed!

Meg Henning said...

p.s. i forgot to give you my address for you to mail your leftovers

Meagan said...

Looks like you had a super fun weekend! I really want to try stand up paddle boarding.. my balance is pretty good but my upper body strength is lacking lol. All of that food sounds delicious. :)

Corie said...

I'm not too sure I'd be any good at paddleboarding because I have TERRIBLE balance lol

Helene in Between said...

what a fun weekend. you did the first day of summer up right!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

The fact that you can eat the ribs, mac & cheese and all other goodness. And still have a rockin' bod is awesome :) Post pregnancy motivator!

alyssa said...

Happy solstice! I've always wanted to try paddle boarding, looks like a great time

Susannah said...

What fun!!! I love paddle boarding!!! I don't know if I'd want to paddle board in the Willamette, though. ;-)

Laurie Olsen said...

what a perfect summer weekend! and paddle boarding sounds like zero joke.

JumpingJE said...

You're so good at adventuring! :) Smokehouse 21 sounds amazing!

Kristin O said...

Hey!! New follower!! Found you through Jess at Livin on Sweet Tea!! Ummm...dayum abs!! Get it girl!! And ribs and mac and cheese?!?! Sign me up!!

Brittany said...

I can't wait to try SUP! Definitely on the list this summer!!

Kenzie Smith said...

SUP sounds like fun, but I don't always have the best balance ha ha. I'm not sure how well I would do. I could go for some ribs.. Yum!

Kasey Lynne said...

now i'm hungry. thanks a lot!!

i want to go paddleboarding. you keep doing awesome things that i keep adding to the list for when i come. i like it.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I can't decide if I'm more turned on by your hot bod or by the mention of mac'n'cheese and corn bread. It's a close call.

Linnea Castro said...

I want to try SUP-ing! Yes, can people please stop prepping for fall already? Too many people posting to fall outfit boards on Pinterest.

Kristen said...

i cant even begin to say the hammer word, and it looks like a fun and stupid game haha. also damn girl you look amazing! kinda jealous up in here. jk. paddle boarding looks fun but i am the most uncoordinated.

Kelli @Just Beachy said...

Paddle boarding looks like so much fun, I've seen people do it here on calm days but those are few and far between.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Cheers to summer ;) I was just thinking this morning about all the things we have coming up and how summer will be over before we know it! I would love to try paddle boarding sometime. My brothers neighbors used to do it professionally so I'm thinking once we move to FL we can learn from them :)

Ashley said...

Paddle boarding is on my summer bucket list. Looks awesome!

Alex @ she's his co-pilot said...

Is paddle boarding as hard as I think it is?

Chelsea @ Delipsch said...

You Go Glen Coco :) Looks like a great time!