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Double Dip Ride and ammonites

No long bike rides to report this weekend.  It was pretty rainy on both days, but we did manage to sneak in a ride this morning to breakfast.  It was sort of misty out, but we decided to just go while it wasn’t actually pouring!  We met my mom at the new cafe for breakfast:

The place seems to be doing okay.  The prices are pretty low. 3 coffees, 2 bagels, and 1 muffin = $8.43.  :shock:

We biked a roundabout way home.  The paths were too wet to be on, so we stayed on the roads.   Such a big difference in speed going on asphalt without having to stop so much.  Very little traffic, too.  My favorite time to ride is Sunday morning when the roads are clear for the most part (except near churches).  Total distance 13.6 miles – average speed 13.8 mph!  Awesome!

Lunch time came pretty quick.  I had to be careful pulling a can out of the pantry.  Hmmmm… which one is mine?

As you see, I made the correct choice (or did I??).  Lunch on the porch just as some rain was arriving.

Chilly today, too. Temps only hit the mid 60s.  This weekend was the LARAC arts festival.  My mom and I decided to go rain or shine.  Shopping takes precedence over weather!  I made up a latte to go to bring with me.

Have latte, will travel.

It was raining when we first got there.

I wish I could show more pictures of the booths, but most don’t want you to take pictures.  This is the biggest art show of the year up here and there are some incredibly talented people.

We did see this little guy, though, who wanted his picture taken.  One of the vendors had him.  8 weeks old and exuding cuteness out of every pore!

I managed to avoid the candied nuts – go me!  I had a couple samples of things, but didn’t buy any food.  No long bike rides to burn off the calories today. I purchased a couple Christmas gifts. Hooray for starting early!  Now as long as I don’t misplace them between now and December…

I also got myself a couple items.  I am actually pretty frugal (my sister says cheap), but I do buy things when they really strike me.  2 things did that today.

One was a suncatcher type.  This picture doesn’t do it justice.

It is made of brass and copper.  I am not sure if I am going to hang it outside or inside yet.  The thing I love about this picture?  We built the pantry so people wouldn’t have to see all our food.  Then I go and leave the door open on it.

And then I bought this pendant for myself.

I loved it when I laid eyes on it. It is an ammonite fossil.  I have laughingly been calling it my Mennonite because I was having trouble remembering the name. :mrgreen:

I love fossils and natural things, and I loved how this was wrapped to have little ‘tentacles’.

I have always read to find a signature piece that you wear, and I think this will be mine.

Yay!

I came home and cooked a quick dinner after having a handful of these:

I ended up having fish at 2 meals.  Me, the non-fish lover! This was a breaded fish filet.

These strawberries were excellent, too.

The weather radar had cleared some, and I decided to go out for a quick solo spin to bump my miles up to 20.  Total miles biked today - 20.5! Not the big rides as of late, but better than none at all.

Yep, addicted.

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