Firstly some housekeeping: our 'home number' that ends with '3838' will soon be disconnected. We don't get or make any calls with that number and it sits lonely and unused. As such, we've fully migrated to our cell phones. Please scrap that number from your contact list, and keep our cell numbers. If you don't have those, email me.
She's back! Rachel has returned home to our local barn in Sunland. She's been at a training ranch in the Southern Sierra's for a few months, a kind of horse finishing school to become more lady like and to learn a few manners. Wild mustangs can't continue to be wild when fed and cared for by human types. Virginia and Rachel are so happy to be reunited. Rachel is becoming quite demure.
A new bike is in my future. A do-most-everything-except-for-serious-mountain-biking bike. I have been doing test rides at bike shops all over town for several weeks, exchanging emails with bike friends and discussing the pros and cons of this brand or model. I am picky. Therefore I haven't found one that suits my picky-ness. Yet. I've also been taking a few pictures along the way. This Gunnar is close but no cigar. American made in Wisconsin, high grade chromoly frame. The search continues.
Spring is here, the blooms are just wondrous. It's an amazing feat that the flora becomes so lush with such dry and hard soil. A rare and welcomed afternoon of rain yesterday (woot!) will keep those blooms going for another good stint.
We took our nephew Elder camping for the weekend a while back. Sycamore Canyon offers beaching, off road cycling and hiking. We did it all and we had a really fun time.
I have discovered the best bike parking ever. It's in Burbank, CA at the Burbank metro train station. You apply to the city for access, receive a secrete code to enter you and your bike inside. Each bike has it's own (not assigned but what ever is available) parking rail with a ginormus cable for your own U-Lock. It's very efficient, organized and safe. A simple bike repair stand is included as well.
Tony made a visit from Portland, OR and we had a dinner at our place. Don't get to see him as often as we like. Awesome family fun:
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