who wants to stay with me for awhile by the seaside in a cute little red house in some strange foggy town, where we can read & write poetry all day, ride our bikes to the water and splash around, pick wildflowers and have picnics and watch a series of unfortunate events
An early video store memory. My best friend, and I rode our bikes, to the local “ma and pop” video store. These were the 1st Two films, I rented on my own, with my own money. I was probably around 12-13? We laughed and enjoyed the sophomoric humor and cheap gore of Microwave Massacre. Demons, blew us away, and left a lasting impression.
My ma and I took our bikes to the park, and we took the dogs for a 6 kilometer run.
I was watching Archie really closely, because he’s eight and a half years old now, and his joints have never been so great, but he did really well. We kept up a speed of a brisk trot, and in some places slowed down so he could walk for a bit. We had one stop for water, and both dogs got in the stream and had a swim when we reached it.
Archie was a little stiff for the first few kilometers, but by the last two he really loosened up and he was moving with an easy, open gait. By then it looked like he could do the whole run over, he was moving so nicely and without difficulty, but we took them home and let them settle for a while then gave them some nice breakfast instead.
Anyway, I’m just really pleased with how old Archie managed. We haven’t done that run since this time last year.
We started our Cuba trip in the rural town of Vinales. The slow paced lifestyle was peaceful and relaxing. Quiet countryside, friendly tobacco farmers, and amazing hosts made our leg of the trip really memorable. We spent most of our time riding bikes exploring the landscape, and eating the local food of eastern Cuba. -KEP