Sometimes I worry that I haven't had enough adventures lately and unfortunately, I have no more to report. It was a quiet weekend. Nice to have after our recent excitement, in some ways. It is comforting to think that our biking is becoming such an everyday experience that it is almost too normal to write about. We had a fantastic Little Loop ride with our friends, the De Kok family, on their gorgeous orange Mundo. The girls are still getting used to their new ride but a treat like going to the zoo makes a bike trip a welcome adventure. It's great to watch a new cargo-biking family grow and enjoy their ride. Notice Erik's awesome Practical Cycle t-shirt!
My crazy month is upon us. Thirty more students to place and only a few more weeks to do so. It will happen. It's what we do best but it would be nicer if we get these sweet students into their awesome host families sooner rather than later. If you're in the Sacramento area, contact me for program details. It's too much fun to miss out! Big Brother still tells me that he wants to grow up to be a Chinese boy, just like his big brothers in China. I love that my boys are growing up with an international world view and they just love that they get to meet and play with new friends every year.
The new ice cream bicycler, Rachel, of Pop Cycles stopped by the Farmer's Market while I was there tabeling. She didn't stay long as she was busy with an interview but got shooed off by the Farmer's Market organizer because she hadn't signed up to be a vendor. I didn't get a chance to talk with her or try her already famous ice cream. Next time. I'm sure she'll be getting around this summer.
Later, the boys left with their papa to go to a birthday party and I was left behind to work. I have to admit, it was nice and quiet and productive. I did get a little fun this weekend meeting with friends to celebrate the impending arrival of a new baby girl. All this fun left me less motivated to ride my bike (as I got a ride with a friend instead). This evening, after the kiddos had returned and were on their way to bed, I finally got on my bike. I rode all the way to the chicken coop across the yard, picked up two fresh eggs and pedaled about 15 strokes to get back to the back of the house. Shortest bike ride ever. It was fantastic! I have some better plans for this week but it was nice to have a "normal" and easy weekend.
Two of the photos taken for the Sacramento River Parkway Coalition to help take down these awful fences.
This is us. We're fun.