All Good Things Must Come to a Beginning

8 May

Camping.

My dear friend, it had been much too long.

A whole year in fact.

Beautiful morning sun, rising after a perfectly cool night of (restless) sleep.

Though not far from home in distance, the weight of reality was lifted.

Even though only for a night.

Home it felt, just the same.

With friends, like family.

The comforts of home, not far away.

Musical talent abounding. (Note that Sergio, on the far right, is playing the iPad.)

“Hiking” through nature.

Enjoying the simple beauty of creation.

Taking advantage of every opportunity.

A single night.

Many memories made.

All good things must come to an end.

Yet, the end of one leads to the beginning of another…

Look who bought a rode bike!!!

I bought this bike at B&B Bicycles in Cedar Hill, TX.

They were so helpful!

Their first priority was making sure that I was getting a bike that fulfilled my goals.  There was no pressure applied to me in any way by the sales staff.  They gave me space and time to make my decision.  The salesman even stepped away when I nervously test road the bike in the parking lot.

It was clear that he was passionate about cycling and he just wanted to share that with others.  I had an incredible experience at their store and will definitely be doing business with them in the future. (Turns out I know someone who is related to the owners, but I found that out hours later. )

Guess who is going for an easy ride tomorrow…just for fun (even though it is my rest day)!


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6 Responses to “All Good Things Must Come to a Beginning”

  1. Christina May 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I am so excited for you…and think your bike is beautiful!!! I’m really proud of you for finally biting the bullet…and that I was there to help!!

  2. Jen May 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    What a beautiful view! Looks like you had a great time. Can’t wait til our camping trip next month!! 🙂 Have already started thinking about what food to bring hehe. Congrats on your new bike!!

    • weightsandmeasures May 9, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      We did have a good time. The weather was perfect. That makes such a difference when camping. How long will you be camping? I started thinking about food days in advance! I like planning meals though. Traveling is the hardest part of eating healthy, but it is so important to have that consistency as much as possible.

      • Jen May 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

        We will be camping 2 nights, perhaps 3 days…hopefully. It is SO hot here already and we have a burn ban in the county I live in so not that hot food is a necessity when camping, it is nice to have a hot meal at the end of the day…Did you bring anything worth noting other that what was in your photo from the other day?

        • weightsandmeasures May 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

          I only took what was in the photos, but I knew that we were having bean burgers for dinner. If I were out there longer I would take more fruit that can handle warmth (oranges and apples mainly). I did not take a cooler, but if I had I would have probably taken some almond milk and granola or even overnight oats. I would also make some trail mix (or the trail mix cookies). The No Excuse oatmeal bars I made would also work for a breakfast. I had a sandwich with almond butter & banana (with tomatoes and spicy pumpkin seeds… it just happened). Hope that helps a little. Last time we camped we made vegetable (and meat for the meat eaters) pouches. The veggies were precut and placed in ziploc bags. We did a mix of potato, green bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Beans or tofu could easily be added. These were put on foil with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and spices. The foil was made into a pouch and then wrapped again. Then the packages were placed on the coals of the fire for about 30-45 min.

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