Elijah had spent the night with us, so he helped me. Right after that we joined Mike in Fairmount for the wrap-up of the James Dean festival. As we were packing up, a farmer came by and bought three of the horsehair pieces.
Monday, and the following were busy days--Mike at the Red Barn, me catching up and teaching.
I thought we might not make it to Monday Meal, but we were able to go and enjoy the company of our circle of friends. The fun before the food is one of the best parts. Here three are singing and being silly as they roll out chapatis.
Friend Laurie and I finally got together again and I met the new family member, Lucy.
On a long walk through town I passed the very first house we had lived in when we came back to the USA. It is sad to see it abandoned and in disrepair.
Thursday after my class, we were planning to take off right away on a mini tandem-circuit vacation. It took longer to get ready than anticipated but we were able to get in the 49 miles by sunset.
Two days of beautiful weather, but hard riding into the wind most of the way.
The joke I hear most often is, "You don't have to work; you're just along for the ride." Yeah, right!
OK, I can close my eyes, cross my arms or take pictures, but I canNOT stop pedaling, and I better be pulling my weight or I hear about it from the Captain!
The second day we were saddle sore and had to take a few more breaks off the bike.
We are at Mother's for two nights. Today, our rest day, we had a great time wandering the Village at Winona and talking to the Fall Festival artists and vendors. The first exhibit was that of a young woman with very similar experiences as Mike since taking up pottery a little over a year ago.