The scenery has changed a lot on the bike trail since we last biked it in early September.
We decided to bike to Barnes & Noble, which we do often. The bike trail runs behind a strip of stores in town. We got some coffee and took a break since my lungs were on fire. I browsed through some kitchen design magazines for more inspiration and ideas. Of course I always have to check out the Jonathan Adler stuff also...
The main reason we went to Barnes & Nobles was so Cody could buy The Hobbit.
He wanted to read the book before the movie comes out in December.
It felt so good to be out doing something. Biking again was one of my Simple Goals Before 2013! To be more exact, it was to bike some hills. Well there were a few hills, one of the biggest I had done yet! I thought I was going to die. It felt like it was miles long and would never end. I pushed through it though with the wind in my face. Climbing to the top of the Rocky Mountain Summit on my bike next year is a huge goal of mine. I don't ever like to say that I CAN'T do something, but man it's going to be hard. If others can do it, so can I!
There isn't a lot that I like about my city, but I will give them credit for the awesome bike trail and parks. They have a big huge park that also has it's own Children's Village area. It's so beautiful and fun. I can't wait to take my kid here someday. It's very EARTH FRIENDLY and teaches children (and adults) all types of ways to be nice to the environment. There are gardens, windmills and all types of water features. They have painting classes for kids and all kinds of activities for families. I will be here a lot over the next few years while living in Wyoming. :)
This beautiful dog was laying by our bikes...
I leave you with my two favorite pictures of the day...
The above quote is defiantly one of my favorites and I find it the most inspiring in my everyday life.
When ever I am down or feel the world is falling apart I remember it. Sadly I lost a friendship a few months ago. I was defending my Vegan diet and arguing about saving the environment. They decided to stop talking to me. Something they said shook my soul. They said that one person can't make a difference and even if we all changed it wouldn't be enough. I am glad they aren't in my life anymore. I can't be close friends with someone who has such a negative attitude. It just brings you down. Like I always say, You can choose to be part of the solution or part of the problem. I know which side I'm on. ;)