Sunday, April 13, 2008

"I like to ride my bicycle"

The weather this weekend was spectacular. I'm pretty sure it hit 90. On Saturday I had some quality pool time...water bottle, wheat thins, magazine...I was set. A small child did poop in the pool right as I got there, so I didn't get to even dip my toes in. But, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Tonight after dinner I took a bike ride around the neighborhood. It was glorious. This picture was taken in Ravenna, Italy. About a year ago I went to Europe and one of my favorite things about some of the cities we visited was the use of bicycles. In Ravenna EVERYONE was on a bike. From mothers with children in tow to the elderly, they were all on bikes. I couldn't help but be overjoyed tonight while I cruised around. The night was warm and the sunset was stunning. I saw a mom watering her grass, an Asian man lacing up his shoes before heading out on a walk, and a Persian man proudly taking pictures of his water fountain and flowers. Made me smile.

Gotta say...I'm pretty excited for Summer. Southern California is treating me too well.

9 comments:

Meagan said...

JEALOUS. I want a bike.

Ravenna was amazing. You are amazing. lets go back to Europe someday together. Plan? Sweet.

And I'm pretty jealous of your 90 degree weather.

Kristine said...

oh man i love bike rides. i am so anxious for it to be summer.

em said...

and they were probably thinking... "oh, a white girl, riding her bike. How nice" ;)

ChrisandKate said...

I must concur: there is something inevitably charming about riding a good old school bike around town- especially in whimiscal cities.... Good post.

Auburn said...

Stop it - I'm a glutton for summer!!!

Mandy said...

fun! man, i love the scene you described as you rode your bike! it made me so jealous! this weekend while everyone here was sick the weather was perfect and sunny and beautiful. of course, today, the first day i have really left the house, it SNOWED! i can't wait for you guys to get up here. i made the weather promise that it would behave for you.

Livi said...

Cool pic and YEAH for biking in Italian towns. Thats my definition of heaven right there.

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