I found my bicycle!
(my new old bicycle)
The funny part is where I found it.
Yesterday after finishing my post, "I'm longing for a new bicycle," I was lamenting to my husband about how badly I wanted a bicycle of my own. He looked at me and said, " but you have a bicycle."
(our vintage Colombia tandem beach cruiser)
I said, "I know, I love the tandem but I would like my own bicycle."
He said, "You do have your own bicycle... remember you bought one at a garage sale late last summer?"
The light bulb went off and the memories came flooding back! All of a sudden I remembered the day I scored my awesome vintage bicycle at a garage sale on Briggs Avenue for $20! I ran to the backyard where it had been covered up with a large brown tarp for the winter. I squealed with delight at the sight of it! I remembered when I bought it it had several small American flags attached to the front basket from being ridden in the 4th of July Parade. After hosing it off I jumped on it and took it for a quick spin. I had forgotten how smooth it rode and how comfy the seat was! The gears shifted perfectly and quietly. I was in heaven! I already had the perfect bicycle, it was just waiting for me to find it... again.
My husband borrowed our son's vintage Gitane 10 speed
and I borrowed our neighbor's dog, Latte, and we went for a long leisurely bike ride by the bay.
Next weekend we are going to ride the tandem to our local farmer's market.
This morning we drove to the Temescal Farmer's Market in Oakland to buy the best that Spring has to offer as my husband has a wonderful menu in mind for tonight's dinner!
I think he's going to grill some tonight.
My husband, doing what he loves most, gathering the ingredients for Sunday Dinner.
I think these are also on the menu.
Baby fennel... a Spring treat!
Carrots & radishes
FEEL GOOD BAKERY
The Feel Good Bakery is located in Alameda, where we live. They also sell at The Alameda Pointe every month. My favorite item is their jalapeno cheese bread stick covered in nuts and seeds.
Although everything they make is delectable,
especially the Chocolate Truffle Cookie w/ Espresso!
They have the best cheeses and the most incredible burrata which is better than buffalo mozzarella in a caprese salad!
Strawberries with stems
(The line for Blue Bottle Coffee)
BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE
This is the best coffee in the Bay Area!
It's hard to find and there's always a long line!
And a yard sale on the way out... what more could you ask for!
Last day to enter my Giveaway!
Winner will be announced tomorrow!