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Friday Fun! (Camping and Biking)

Hello my lovely readers!  Thank you for being patient with my hiatus last week, and I hope you enjoyed the posts this week.

Last weekend I went camping in Vermont with my friends Nina and E.  I love so many things about camping–the fires, the food, the technology free time to talk, sleeping outside, the justification for using a hatchet.  We rocked out in the car on the way up, and they also got a chance to meet my family.  My brother taught them how to shoot rifles and pistols, and my dad made us dinner one night.  They continued on to Canada, and I took a bus back to Boston after visiting a bit more.  Unfortunately, the bus was around an hour late, so I wound up arriving at work exhausted the next day.

Yesterday it was finally cool enough to start biking again.  My legs only  lost a little bit of their strength, so that’s good.  My bike fell off its chain for the first time yesterday, and of course I had no idea how simple that is to fix.  I spent a few minutes grappling with the chain and getting covered with grease before discovering this lever you can push on to raise and loosen the chain and set it back on.  At least I knew enough to put it on the second circle since it was on the second gear.  So then I got to arrive on my bus connection covered with grease and got weird looks from the bus driver. It was awesome.   I took a risk biking this morning.  It’s cool now but is supposed to get up into the low 90s by this evening.  We shall see.

Happy weekends, all! How were your weekends?  Any good weekend plans?

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  1. July 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I actually hate camping myself but your description almost sold it to me. The weather has been grim all week for us in the UK anyway with the return of the rain, although it did manage to hold off yesterday which was great as I was at a music festival! Only news on my bike is that I now have a cute wicker basket on the front for when I pop down the library or shops haha.

    • July 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

      Oh, Jessica, your village life sounds so peaceful and European! Like a vacation in and of itself. 🙂

  2. July 19, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I haven’t been camping in so long! 😦 That sounds like fun though. And I’m glad you’re back with regular posts.

    My weekend was low-key, but I kinda needed that. Although more sleep last night would have been good.

    • July 19, 2010 at 7:39 am

      You should go camping! I think it does people good to reconnect with nature by sleeping out in it at least once in a while.

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