And sometimes I forget that interesting people are everywhere.
Today I was perusing the local freecycle when I saw that someone was offering a hitch mounted bike rack. Since I recently got a bike off of freecycle, this sounnded like the perfect thing. I shot off an email and recieved a phone call a short while later. The rack was mine, woo hoo! I told Terry that we needed to go pick this up, when he informed me that we don't have a reciever hitch on the Suzuki . . .
Duh, I guess that was one of our other cars.
Embarrassed beyond belief, I called the woman back and admitted my idiotic mistake. We got to talking and since she seemed quite knowledgeable about bikes, I asked her about helmets. She told me she was a serious bicyclist (is that the word?) and yes, I definitely needed a helmet. In fact, she had a spare if I would like to pick it up. Happy to do so, I went over to her house to pick up my new bike helmet.
Wow, what an interesting woman. Shes is, indeed, a serious biker. She has ridden across the US twice, and had such wonderful stories to share. Like RVers, it seems bikers have a whole subculture, sharing routes, tips and all the things that tie a group of people together. Who'd a thunk?
We spent an hour or so chatting and it opened my heart once again. I love meeting new people. It reminded me of why I love travels so much.
It was a lovely afternoon and I want to thank Susan for sharing a small part of her life with me.
And because I can,
I thought I'd share a few pictures I took
of rain dew on the local shrubbery.
All these were taken with my iPhone.
I'm always attracted to this kind of shot.
This one shows the dew on a spider web.
That's it for today.