Banana Bread


  • 1 ¾ cup flour 
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup sourmilk (add a tsp of vinegar to regular milk and stir; let it sit for a couple of minutes)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas mushed up

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. 
  3. Mix in the wet ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top,
  5. Spray pan and pour in the batter.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Optional: put walnuts in it 

Lake Louise a.k.a. Worst Hike Ever

Hike Description.

Note in the description: “wait until mid-July for the snow to melt”  Not only that, but the drive to the trailhead is on a dirt road that takes FOREVER, and it’s really bumpy.

This is at the bottom, at the start of the hike, where there’s a reservoir. Good thing my dad had those work gloves in his truck:

I was so hungry on the way up, I stopped to eat a little bit of my PB&J. My mom kneeled down and opened her mouth for me to feed her a few bites, too:

And this was the whole point of marching through the snow and getting frost-bitten toes: Lake Louise, still pretty frozen:

The names Lois, Loise, Louise, Louie, and all those weird variations always confuse me. I’m still not exactly sure how to pronounce the lake’s name.

Chris + Rachel