To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I ride my bicycle...

all...over...the city...and I love it. I love the places I get to, exploring new places, being outside, seeing the sights, feeling the breeze, the sound the gears make when they're changing, the people I meet. I love that I have to concentrate on my riding so I don't have time to think about what might have been bothering me and it's only moments before my head is clear and I can enjoy the view. Oh, did I mention the views?

I must have accidently ridden all the way to Camelot on this day.

'She' follows me everywhere. Apparently, she doesn't like to be left out of the fun.

A swan and a goose as buddies? Really? It appeared so on this day as they were quite inseparable.

Told you I ride around the city.

I have been up and down so many streets that I never would have known about had it not been for my bike. I've discovered cool stores and shops and houses, found parks and schools and warehouses, came upon hidden creeks and streams and ponds. I found a bar. Yes, a bar. A little run-down hole in the wall place that Brent and I have been to three times now for the simple reason that I think nothing is better than a good bar burger, and this is just the sort of place that serves a great burger with a cold pitcher of beer. Pretty fabulous after a bike ride.

I never would have known this place existed except that I turned on my bike to peddle over a small footbridge that I had only seen before as I was driving in my car. I'm a curious person and though I've always wanted to explore this bridge, you know, to see what was on the other side, the distance was too far to walk from my house, but on this particular day, I was riding my bike so, I turned. Once across the bridge I rode down the street, turned a corner and there was The Point. Yep, that's the name of the bar and it sits at the point of two streets that run off from each other at an angle. How stinkin' clever is that?

I loved riding my bike as a kid...I love it still. Do you ride? What do you find?


  1. Beautiful images, in words and photos.
    I envy you. I don't ride so much around town anymore.Our city really is urban and very very hilly. A tough ride with kids in tow.

  2. Just dropped by to say hello from the UK and loved your photographs of the bike ride. You certainly see more when out riding - happy traveling and will drop by again