Monday, September 16, 2013

For The Birds....

  
  
Mr. Tennis and I have made a pact to have one adventure (at least) per weekend in order to get to know our new area.  This weekend was actually full of more than one, but I can't count going to a new Flea Market as an adventure (well I do, HE doesn't).


I can't lose him in that yellow - a gift from The Maven to him...

It's also an attempt to get out, get moving, get exercise and rid our bodies of the bulk that mysteriously appeared on us during the last year of stressful living. Mr. T wears his bulk much better than I do - but hey, I'm dealing with major hormonal changes too, just for the fun of it.




We got our bikes out of the garage and loaded them up on the back of Mr. T's truck and headed for Upper New Port Bay Bike Loop.

It was about a 20 minute car ride to the loop's parking lot, so not a faraway adventure at all.  But an adventure it was.





This bike loop is located around an estuary that attracts about 30,000 birds during the winter months and is 10 and 1/2 miles in length.

There were hills and thrills, but mainly beautiful things to see.



The requisite rich people homes on cliffs with their boats below in the marina, both pretty sights to see along with all the natural beauty.




We made it safely around and since this was my first official bike ride since breaking my finger I think I did pretty well.  There was one killer hill that I had to walk my bike up (oh the shame), but I got a nice "atta girl" from a passing avid cyclist which made me feel a tad less ashamed.  


Right before "the hill"!


This community was at the top of "the hill" and what a wonderful view they have!



Next time I'll take that hill!! Still nursing a bum knee so didn't want to overdo it. 





View from those "homes" at the top! Beautiful!

The Maven stopped by the new place here today and brought my grandkitties for a short visit.  They stalked played with Bumby while The Maven treated me to a movie, Austenland, with some free movie passes she receives through her job. 

 Miss Darcy

 She is doing very well, thank you to all who have asked.  She had been plagued by headaches, but the docs determined they are not related to her surgery directly, which is good, and she has found a prescription med that seems to work to keep them at bay.

Dexter

  Her smile is almost all the way back as her facial nerve starts to recover from it's paralysis. There are miracles all around us, aren't there?  I went to a movie today with a walking/talking/laughing miracle.

 The Maven-Miracle is a huge Jane Austen fan, hence the movie choice.  I thought it was good, but she loved it! 


 She can always spot her Mr. Darcy!

I have two consults for pet sitting this week! 
 And it seems I am "in" with the Japanese/English job.
  More about both of those next time.

Everyone have a wonderful week!

P.S. Miss Bumby is fine.  She held her own with her niece and nephew - sheesh! She deals with the to BTs everyday.  Those whippersnappers are nothing!

13 comments:

Mr. Tennis said...

It was an enjoyable ride that also showed me I need to get into better shape!

Blackberry Lane said...

Glad to hear the Maven is doing so well and that she enjoyed the movie. Good for you and Mr. T for getting those bikes out. Very nice scenery you have shared. Best wishes with the jobs this week.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Girl! you have me rolling...
you deal with major hormonal changes ...JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!
That is some sense of adventure you got there! LOL...
I think I forgot how to ride a bike...seriously, that scares me!
Love that picture over looking the harbor and the bridge.
Glad to hear The Maven is doing so well. I keep meaning to ask...and then, well, you know... I forget!!!
Glad to hear your getting to work. Sounds exciting.
Pat

rottrover said...

What a beautiful bike ride! And so glad the Maven is doing well!

Razmataz said...

I love your adventures. So happy the maven is doing well. The headaches must be a nuisance to her, given she has recovered so well. But at least she has a medication that helps. I am sure they will lessen as her brain heals.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We need to get back on our bikes, too! What a gorgeous place to ride! I saw that you had 99 followers and checked to see if I was one already...now I'm #100! How fun is THAT!!! Enjoy your day and that gorgeous weather!

Chatty Crone said...

There is a lot of money and beauty there! Glad you are exercising and staying well. Grandkitties - I didn't know that. sandie

centerofgravity said...

What a great ride you took. There is no shame in not being able to ride up that hill, you are afterall a certified flatlander from Florida. :-) Glad to hear that The Maven is continuing to recover and that you now have two jobs. what fun to keep you busy and meeting people.

CG

centerofgravity said...

What a great ride you took. There is no shame in not being able to ride up that hill, you are afterall a certified flatlander from Florida. :-) Glad to hear that The Maven is continuing to recover and that you now have two jobs. what fun to keep you busy and meeting people.

CG

Edilma Weissmueller said...

Ihave to get a bike before is too late
The PANAMA GALA was a GREAT SUCCSESS
Went toCocoa with Vicky todaym roughtsurf but the water was wonderful. She says HI to all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the way you go exploring. We are such homebodies here, it would be very rare for us to just go out and explore! Looks like a beautiful area. Sorry about the headaches The Maven is having :( but glad the meds are helping. Good luck with your jobs!
Debby

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! more great times . Very glad to hear the health of all is going forward . Busy - Busy and having fun - yeah !

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
This is great news re: the Maven, and Austenland does sound interesting.
Good idea to get out an enjoy all the beauty around, on your weekends!
Brenda