Anyone who lives in Klamath Falls knows exactly what you are looking at in this photograph. But we'll get back to that in a moment.
Summer, summer, summer - - - I'm soaking it in. Today was just beautiful. (Part of that beauty was Dr. Hempel coming home on his lunch break and bringing me an additional air conditioning unit... ahhh....) Lunch was a little "ladies get-together" at a friend's house. The moms were inside and the children played in the back yard. Lauren & I ran errands all afternoon for the business and for home. And this evening we had dinner at my parent's house. But the best part of the day... the BEST part of the day.... happened after dinner. It was today's "outside of the box" challenge.
I had heard we have a Pepsi facility here but I never knew where it was. Now I know... it's off the bike path. There's also a baseball field there. The kids were out playing tonight and we could hear the calls that were being made over the loud speaker. We talked about how Corbin will be out there one day and we'll be in the crowd, watching and cheering.
There's something nostalgic about riding a bike. As we whizzed through the neighborhoods, I enjoyed seeing the neighbors visiting. The kids were out playing & riding their own bikes. Some of the mailboxes had character... some looked like barns or were painted fun colors. Oregon is known for their roses and there were roses everywhere...
Even picket fences with roses climbing on them.
There are still picket fences out there and I'm glad.
Did we get the best work out in the world while we were riding our bikes? Ohhhhh..... not really. There was a little sweat but no stink. But what a fun experience. Usually, when we think about a "date night" we start deciding what restaurant we want to go to. Maybe next time we can map out how far we'll go on the bike path for our next date.
We have a next door neighbor who is the BEST- I'm going to ask her if she'll come over one day this week around 7:15AM so Eric and I can hit the bike path before work. Won't that be fun?
Did my heart rate go up much, tonight? Only at the stop signs when I pulled my bike up to Dr. Hempel's calves... *sigh*
OH! And the first picture? We have these little bugs here in Klamath Falls that come around during the summer and are called "Midges." If you're out for an evening ride, don't bike with your mouth open. Unless you're looking for more protein.
You may want to keep that in mind...