A Woodland Hike in Search of HubNuggets

We're allergic to "Holidays..."

After a series of exciting though potentially perilous adventures, the HubNuggets Team was ready for a rest. Monday found them gathered in the Minna Street offices, making plans for the coming HubNuggets round-up hub.

"Let's just stay home and work this week," suggested ladyjane1.

"I'm with you," said ripplemaker. "I don't think I could stand another adventure so soon after our last one. Couldn't we just do the HubNuggets from home this week?"

"Come on over to my place," Enelle Lamb offered. "We can go for a quiet stroll at Golden Ears Provincial Park - it's only a short drive, and the trails are so beautiful and peaceful. Then we can work on the HubNuggets nominations in the afternoon, and have a nice, quiet, barbeque supper in my backyard. It will be a perfectly restful day."

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A nice, quiet walk in the woods...

"I'm all over that," said RedElf. "A gentle stroll through serene forest glades sounds like a perfect antidote to our usual adventures."

"...but what about our readers?" KoffeeKlatch Gals' cup and saucer clattered agitatedly. "They expect a ripping good yarn every week. They count on us to have an exciting adventure to recount while we present the HubNuggets nominees. We can't disappoint everyone!"

"Calm yourself, Gal - I'm sure everyone will understand," said Patty Inglish MS. "Shady forest glades sound very good, given the hot summer temperatures in Ohio right now."

"I've just sent Enelle's location to your cell phones, along with a map to Golden Ears, so we should all get there without any trouble," said Jason Menayan. "Don't you just love technology?"

"Speaking of Technology," chorused Maddie Ruud and Simone Smith, "let's take a look at our nominees in that category!"

A markerGolden Ears Provincial Park -
Golden Ears Provincial Park, 24480, Fraser Valley F, BC, Canada
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HubNuggets Nature Stroll location

Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?

  • 10% How to Gain More Subscribers With Quality Content
  • 17% Five Interesting And Cool Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) Features Everybody Should Know About
  • 7% How to Stream Movies and Music From Your Computer to Your Sony PS3
  • 7% System76 Review: My Adventure To Buy An Ubuntu Linux Laptop
  • 45% Reuse and Recycle Your Old Beer Bottles
  • 14% Page Rank: Don't become obsessed.
29 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Fanhorn's Gateway
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Is this trip going to be expensive?

After reading the nominees' articles in Technology, the team gathered round Patty's computer to plan their trip.

"This spread-sheet program is great, Patty," said ripplemaker. "We can work out our menus for lunch and the barbecue, set up travel routes, do up our grocery shopping lists and - we can even plan what to pack for the hike!"

"Wow, what a wonderful way to keep track of your spending. I need a copy of this so I can manage my household accounts more easily," said Gal.

"Good idea," said RedElf. "I've just been checking out home-owners' and car insurance, and wondering if I should raise the deductible on our vehicles."

"...and I'm meeting with my financial adviser tomorrow," said ladyjane1. "It's a good idea to know where you stand, financially."

"What a coincidence," remarked Enelle. "Our next category this week is Personal Finance. Let's see if the nominees have any tips or advice for us."

Which one of this week's Personal Finance nominees is your favorite?

  • 17% How to Live without a Car - and Not Hate the Experience
  • 10% Lessons In Living a More Frugal Lifestyle
  • 28% Living Healthy on a Budget
  • 3% A Beginner's Guide to Making Money through Thrift Shopping
  • 28% Understanding The 4 Cs of Credit
  • 14% How to Lower Your Utility Bills and Improve Your Health Too!
29 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Entrance to the Faery Realm
Entrance to the Faery Realm | Source

Recipes, recipes recipes...

"Now that we've chosen our menu, we can make our shopping lists," said Gal.

"Let's double check our recipes so we can buy the right ingredients," added ripplemaker.

"This recipe for stuffed spare-ribs makes my mouth water - and I just know RedElf and Enelle will love this Maple Glazed Barbecued Salmon!"

"Mmm, salmon!" The kitties were already purring over a picture of prawn-kebabs, but the mention of salmon set their whiskers a-twitch in happy anticipation.

"I do a mean marinade," volunteered Jason, "and I've been told by a reliable source that Simone's Spicy Chipotle Chicken is to die for." He winked at Maddie.

Maddie laughed. "Well, just wait til you taste my low-fat guacamole and salsa on home-made Asiago and Parmesan cheese-crusted pita bites."

"You guys are killing me!" groaned Simone. "Patty, let's read the articles by the Food & Cooking nominees, and then go shopping before we all die of hunger."

Which one of this week's Food and Cooking nominees is your favorite?

  • 21% Raspberry & Ginger Refresher
  • 8% The Best Spinach Lasagna
  • 60% Schezwan Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
  • 6% Simple whole grain sourdough bread recipe -- sourdough bread benefits
  • 0% Magical Bottle
  • 4% How To Make Perfect Stovetop Espresso Coffee with a Bialetti Moka Pot
48 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

The HubNuggets Team

All's well that ends in a summer barbecue...

The team spent a happily uneventful day strolling along the peaceful mountain trails of Golden Ears Provincial Park. They marveled at the giant evergreens as they passed through shaded glens, basking in the dappled light and calm serenity of the ancient forest.

Everyone agreed the barbecue supper that evening was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

"Combining the barbecue with a party to christen your new patio was a wonderful idea, Enelle," said ladyjane1.

"A perfect idea," sighed ripplemaker. "I hope your neighbors won't mind the music."

"Not a chance," laughed Enelle. "We invited them all!"

Sure enough, people began arriving, setting up speakers for the band (several of Enelle's neighbors played in a local, excellent bluegrass group). In almost no time, the roadway was lined with long tables loaded with soft drinks, summer cocktails, and party munchies. ripplemaker's face painting and Gal's balloon animals proved to be a big hit with young and old alike.

The throng of happy party-goers spilled over into the usually quiet street, and the whole neighborhood was soon rocking out at the HubNuggets Team BBQ and Block Party. It promised to be a long, loud, and joyful night.

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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Great way to relax and end the week, Enelle! Some really excellent new writers. I love the HubNuggets program - what a great way to introduce new writers to the HubPages community!


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addingsense 4 years ago from kerala

great hub. i like it

i will surely share it


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Cristale 4 years ago from Florida

Great hub and beautiful too!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Enelle, what a wonderful day. You had a terrific idea, we all needed a little relaxation.

Good luck to all of the nnominees.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

What a wonderful hike we had! I enjoyed it very much and the bbq party! Congratulations too all the nominees! Best of luck...


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

Let's build a new club house at Golden Ears!


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Thank you ripplemaker :) great hub, and thanks for letting me know that my hub was nominated, I had no idea!


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DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

Great presentation as usual! Reading the hubnugget nominations is starting to become my weekly addiction, you always make it fun and exciting . I cast my votes, good luck nominees!


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks everyone! Sure hope you all remembered to vote :D

Congratulations to all the nominees!!


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

Good new writers and nice hubs! Voted!


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MrsLMMc 4 years ago from Maryland

Fun article once again. Additionally, thank you for the nomination for the recipe. I had no idea either -- we have been sitting here on the east coast with our electricity out the last few days, and when it came on, I found this pleasant suprise! Good luck to all the nominations... they all look worthy of the win!


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Logos831 4 years ago from somewhere, ca

Cute hub, and thanks for letting me know I was nominated, I also had no idea!


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

It took me a while, but I've finally cast my votes. Can't wait to see who the winners are!


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Me too! Congrats MrsLMMc , Logos831 and all the other nominees! Best of luck :D


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MyWebs 4 years ago from Sheridan, WY

The HubPages weekly newsletter has a date on of it of July 3rd. I just 'received' it in my inbox at 8:10 pm today July 5th. I came here to vote on a hub only to discover voting is closed. :(


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

:( Sometimes technology comes with unforeseen glitches...but don't despair...there is another hub being posted today with the next batch of new hubs :)

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