Most Saturdays, I walk down to the library. I usually have a book or movie that I had requested waiting for me (I love that I can request things online, and they even send me a text when it's ready!), but it's also fun to just browse and hang out in the reading room, looking at magazines. I've always been a big fan of libraries, and ours is small but nice.
I had other destinations in mind as well this week. The Say Cheese food truck was going to be at Medusa, the brewpub on Main Street. I stopped first at Mullahy's, the cheese shop, and picked up a bit of lovely ripened goat cheese that had just come in. It's similar to Boucheron, and less crumbly than the usual goat cheese.
A short walk down the street brought me to Say Cheese. It's a grilled cheese food truck.
Grilled cheese is one of my go-to comfort foods. I had told my boss the other day that I was planning to go, and she thought it would be a fun idea to maybe have them come to us sometime for an office lunch, so I took one of their cards as I waited for my sandwich. I ordered the Cheddar Monster, which was delish. Cheddar, munster, and tomato perfectly grilled. I sat in the shade in front of the town hall to eat it.
I then headed up toward the library, but as I passed New City Microcreamery I decided that some ice cream would really hit the spot. It was pretty warm, and I had a long walk home. So I popped in, and decided on the grasshopper flavor, which turned out to have alcohol in it so it was a bit like a frozen cocktail (not terribly strong). I sat under the apple tree by the library to eat it as I watched swallows skim the river looking for lunch.
After I checked out my book (THE ROOK by Daniel O'Malley, which I am rereading in anticipation of the sequel that just came out), I headed back home. A whole herd of turtles were sunning themselves by the waterfall; these three found a convenient rock to perch on.
When I got home and uploaded the pictures, I discovered that there was also a bright blue damselfly sitting on the rock.
By the time I got home, I was pretty wiped out. It's about a mile and a half from my house to downtown, and the walk back was bright and hot. All I was good for was a cool shower and settling in with my book.
It was a good day, and I had the goat cheese with some crackers for supper.