Tuesday, June 19, 2007


A few weeks after we moved to DE we returned to DC for a visit. Spouse's mother and sister both asked us what we'd like for a housewarming gift.

Spouse & I quickly came to the same conclusion that we really didn't need/want anything for our new house. After consolidating everything from the VA house and the beach house into our new house, we wound up donating a sofa, dinette table and chairs, an arm chair, 2 coffee tables, a side table, and miscellaneous duplicate kitchen items because we didn't have room for them. Not wanting to turn down the thoughtful and generous offer, we decided what we really wanted were bikes, so we told Ev and Mary to give us Wal-Mart gift cards.

When we were back in DC this past weekend they gave us the gift cards, so Mon evening we reviewed the selection and picked out 2 matching bikes. I'll post a photo later. They're street bikes, not mountain bikes, and are bright green (the only color this model came in) which made me think of the comic book character The Green Hornet. (I don't know why; I never read comic books.) So as we were giving them a spin around the neighborhood Mon evening I told Spouse that when we're riding our bikes I will refer to us as The Green Hornets.

It was pretty warm on Mon during the day, but a dreamy cool breeze was blowing Mon evening which made for delightful biking weather. We rode around town and up and down several streets of the neighborhood for about 20 minutes. I'd never ridden a bike with speeds so I had to ask Spouse if it mattered whether I was pedaling or not pedaling when changing gears. It was quite fun.

We have this fantasy that after we've built up our stamina, we'll strap our beach chairs to our backs and bike the 2 1/2 miles to the entrance of the state park, and then a little further to the beach. Not sure if that will ever happen, but its good to have a goal.

In the meantime, we'll simply enjoy nice, leisurely summer evening bike rides around town... livin' our dream.

Drag Queen name of the day: Grace Period

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