Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Some standing alone

Date: February 8
Mileage: 20
Ride type: Commute
February mileage: 80
Year to date mileage: 327

My bike and I got to go to Murray's for lunch today. I was lucky and got to go inside, while the bike waited (pictured above). My mom called me up and asked if I had lunch plans. I didn't, so she offered to take me out to lunch, her treat. I jokingly said that if she was treating we should go to Murray's. It sounded like a fine idea to her. Murray's is right across the street from her office. I met her over there and had some of the best beef stroganof I've ever had. I also tried her pot roast, which was equally good. But of course, everything at Murray's is. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Thanks again for lunch, Mom!

After lunch I had the opportunity to go and visit Mom's office. I hadn't been there since her firm moved from my side of downtown to it's new location. The building was very nice, and she's got a spectacular view. Sure beats my scenic view of the men's room.

The Mrs. called about 2 and asked if I could take the kids to swimming lessons this afternoon. She hasn't been feeling well lately, and today she had sort of a relapse. No problem, sez I. So I left work about 2:15 and got to ride home on a beautiful sunny day. It was a little on the chilly side, temps were in the teens I think. But the wind was at my back and I wasn't cold at all. An enjoyable ride, to say the least. I missed out on the Shred the Skyway event because I took the girls to McDonald's after swimming, and then we had to work on some of their homework. But I got to spend 1/2 an hour sitting in the hot tub while they were in the pool. Man, did that feel good. And surprisingly, it didn't completely knock me out. I got a good chunk of reading done for my homework as well. It helps that I got plenty of sleep the night before, crashed on the couch by about 9:30.


Sparky said...

Beautiful view, indeed! Nice shot of the bike too - you're getting some planning in, taking pics across the street of your bike. ;)

Pete said...

Me, plan something? Never.

I happened to have my camera with, because as a dedicated blogger there's always a chance I'll find something of interest to photograph. But I saw this shot when I was leaving Mom's building and waiting to cross the street at the red light. It practically lined itself up.

stupid said...

Wow... It is a nice view. But Minnesota is even flatter than I thought. And I thought it was pretty flat. Hehe.