Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Or whatever that is. I don't really celebrate religious holidays and stopped church about 15 years ago. So I think of other ways to celebrate. We did break open the Cadbury caramel easter bunnies on today's bike ride around town.

It was a lazy start to the day, waking at 9:45. A couple weeks of being on the run finally caught up to us, and it was my first day of being able to sleep in for quite a while. Last week we were in Seattle for an education event for me and then Vancouver, BC seeing my old friend Vivian the couple days following. I'd returned to Portland and worked the next day. Even started riding my bike to work this week.

We've been spoiled the last few days, with summer like weather (75!) and sunshine. No breeze. Perfect for hopping on the bicycles and meandering about town. I tried not to kill Justin this time- just took him around on mostly flat roads and no long-cuts like last time. He's been telling everyone he's on the West Coast Shape-Up-Plan--- after years of being a sedentary work-at-home-on-the-computer-person (his terms, not mine), he's got some catching up to do. I forget sometimes and almost kill him with activities.
Carrie and I determined that we might have special endurance genes, so it's not so hard for us to pick up and do things.

Anyway, he's cruising along to better shape and today we upgraded his 3-year old Keens with real new hiking shoes which we can use about town. At REI, the guy who helped us was from Virginia. :) We explained that Justin had gear for water sports but was in need of different gear since arriving from the East. He totally understood. We are gearing up for some summer hikes in the gorge, camping trips and stand-up paddling.

Leaving REI, we strapped the old shoes to our bike rack and headed out for a buy-one-get-one-free ice cream at Salt & Straw (Oregon local!) which fueled us for the ride home and Easter Dinner Leftovers.

A great easter Sunday!

 [bunnies kissing]

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