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A very full weekend

Monday, June 9th, 2008

We had a very full weekend. Sarah got her driver’s license on Saturday. She was nervous about her driving test, but she got a perfect score. I’m very proud of her, but not at all surprised she aced the test. We’ve practiced driving a lot lately, she’s very good at it, and she was prepared for the test. After that, we went and visited with my family for a while. My mom had pulled out some boxes of stuff I left at her house, and we looked through the contents, which brought back a lot of memories. Among other things were some photos of me from my track racing days back in elementary school, and other bike-related shots. Hopefully I can scan and post some of them soon.

We also finally got Sarah a DSLR camera, a Nikon D40. We had been saving for a while, and it was time. So far, it looks to be a great camera.

In celebration of Sarah’s status as a new driver, we went for an outing on our bikes. It sounds backwards, but it was a great way to celebrate, and I had made her promise we’d go for a ride once she got her license. We spent a lot of time practicing driving and hadn’t ridden together all year. So, we headed out to drop off some books she wanted to donate at the library, and then went to dinner.


Sarah on the bike path


Downtown

We decided to go to Crazy Horse for dinner, a pub with good food and beer selections.


Our bikes

They had Dogfish Head 60-minute IPA, one of our favorite IPAs, so we ordered a pitcher.


Dogfish Head


 
Crazy Horse


Sarah’s pasta dish and my buffalo chicken sandwich

After dinner, we saw a few more bikes outside, a touring bike and another bike with a child seat extension thing on the back, and one or two others. They were pretty well loaded, might have been on tour or something like that. We headed home. It was rather hot outside, but Sarah was a good sport about it.


Sarah


Fountain


Handlebars

There was quite a bit of debris on the bike path and in some parts of the road from all the crazy rain and flooding we’ve had. We got around 8″ of rain in a 24-hour period. The manhole cover was ajar. We fixed it.

 
Fixing the manhole cover

We had a great time. Hopefully we can have more dates by bicycle. Sarah rode better than the last time we went out on our bikes, even though it’s been so long since she rode. We had a great time together, and went out again later so she could test her new camera. I took some shots too … more on that later.

4 Responses to “A very full weekend”

  1. furiousball Says:

    i love me some dogfish head. the 60 minute IPA is awesome. they have a couple of other IPAs too that are unbelieable. a 90 and 120 minute. their Punkin Ale is killer if you like spiced beer as well

  2. Marty Says:

    Good beer, good food, a good ride and a new camera. Definitely sounds like a great weekend to me.

  3. Brian Says:

    (Pics 4, 5, & 8) Droooooooooooool.

  4. Brian Says:

    That’s supposed to be an 8. ha.

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