Saturday, September 3, 2011
This my dearly beloved friend and former roomie, Dee. Oh the memories we have! :) My brother surprised me when I visited him last week--he had invited her over! It was so great to see her--I think we could talk for about a week straight without ever stopping. What a great surprise!
We were just about to hop on our bikes and head into the wild blue yonder of 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, California. This was our Labor Day weekend adventure, and it was one of the funnest dates we have ever had. We had previously ridden along the coast of San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and all around that area, and we LOVED that, so we were excited to go down to the Monterey area and do this ride. It was perfect! A perfect day, perfect weather, perfect EVERYTHING!
I get up before the dawn each and every day, and work out until I can literally wring my clothes out (ugly mental image. I apologize. But still....) and my dearest beloved who sits at his desk all day and then comes home to the couch, can still totally kick my tushy when it comes to bike rides. The little dot you see way, way up ahead of me on the road is him. I was sneaky and let him get way ahead of me this one time so I could get this picture. :) All the rest of the time he was about two inches from me, watching over me and making sure that I didn't do anything clutzey like I have been known to do on previous bike trips. Oh, that everyone should have such a doting guardian angel! Truth be told, if I weren't holding him back, he would have lapped me about 5 times before I made it back to our van... I guess his trip across California on his bike a couple years ago lingers on in his muscle memory. Or something. Cuz....dang. It just doesn't seem fair...
We really love our van, even though we seldom have people to fill it up these days. We can throw our bikes in the back and take off to torture ourselves in any number of gorgeous locations within a couple hours drive of our home. We live in one of the most beautiful areas in all the land! :)