It Has Been A Fun Week

It took some doing but hubby convinced me we needed to buy new bikes. I was resistant because we had purchased our old bikes with money my dad had left me when he passed five years ago, they were good bikes and I was emotionally attached to them, but he was very persuasive and I finally gave in. We picked our new bikes up last Thursday and then of course we had three days of rain ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Finally on Monday we were able to get out and take them for a spin. Since Monday we have put just shy of 100km (62m) on them, made a few trips to Costco for groceries, hit many other stores running errands, and toured some neighbourhoods we have never visited before. Perhaps next week I will write a blog about our new bikes but for now I will tell you about all the fun we had while riding them this week ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course there has to be some flower pictures!

This bee photo bombed my picture!

On Monday we did a trial run to see how long it would take us to ride to our Tuesday coffee group location. We hit a few stores, stocked up on a few things at Costco โ€ฆ good thing we both have big saddlebags on our bikes โ€ฆ and stopped for lunch. It was a great first ride and I think we put on about 30km.

We found this road with a great view of Kelowna.

Tuesday we rode to coffee with a group of long time friends (our children all grew up together so we have lotโ€™s of things in common to talk about during our weekly get together). After coffee we made another stop at Costco and then headed home. Another great ride and another 30km.

The Sails in downtown Kelowna

Wednesday was another coffee date with people, and their spouses, that I used to work with โ€ฆ this is another weekly event that we really enjoy going to. After coffee we rode to an appointment I had then over to the bank where our daughter works to pick up a parcel she had for me and then back downtown for lunch. While we were eating lunch it rained pretty heavily but fortunately for us it stopped before our ride back home.

One more flower picture. I saw this one while walking around the park and I think itโ€™s really a weed but itโ€™s a very pretty weed.

The chicory finally bloomed Friday morning.

On Thursday I had a hair appointment and I did think about riding my bike but who wants to pay all that money to have their hair done and then slap on a bike helmet! Plus we had some bigger stuff we needed to pick up and the bikes were not going to work, so hubby dropped me off and did some running around. After he picked me up we drove up to Forbidden Spirits Distilling to pick up two very expensive bottles of vodka that hubbyโ€™s cousin had ordered, we will deliver them to her when we go down to Abbotsford next month. Of course while we were there we did have to try a few samples and they were really good, in fact they must have been so good that it distracted me from taking any pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Since we were in our old neighbourhood we decided to stop at McCulloch Station Pub for lunch. We havenโ€™t been back there for a meal since we sold our house and it was a little nostalgic. It brought back memories of our yearly dinners on December 23 with our three children, something I started when they all moved out of the house and had spouses or girlfriends. I decided it would be fun to have one dinner a year with just the five us and December 23 was the day that worked. We enjoyed many dinners at the pub over the years but of course life moves on and the boys had families, and werenโ€™t coming home for Christmas anymore, so our dinners with the five of us came to an end. This was also the pub my sister took me to for lunch the day before our daughter got married. We shared a lot of laughs and a lot of tears that day while sitting out on the patio. Yes it was nice to have all those memories flooding back.

This is the view from the table we always sat at on December 23.

Yesterday we figured it was time to stay home and get some things done but there was some brief talk about going for another ride ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time โ€ฆ

17 thoughts on “It Has Been A Fun Week

  1. We enjoy our Bike rides as well but Kathy is restricted to when she can ride.
    Beautiful Flowers and nice that you could visit with your sister .
    Be Safe and continue to Enjoy the beauty of nature.

    It’s about time.

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      • You definitely have to do a post about the new bikes. I wish I could still ride as I loved it. Six years ago for my 60th I got a new bike and was determined to start riding again again having both hips replaced. Sadly I just could not get past the fear of falling and damaging my hips. We finally sold the bike two years ago. Loved your flower shots.

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  2. Congrats on the new bikes. I can’t believe you’re biking that often and that far! I used to love biking but find it challenging to go for any long distance. I think R & S above let the cat out of the bag. haha ebikes, now that makes a difference!
    Lovely pictures and you have had a wonderful week!

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  3. Lots of rain = pretty flowers. Very nice.
    Wow, riding across the bridge must have been ‘interesting’.
    Bikes will definitely get you further afield than walking. Bike safe and wear your helmets!

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  4. That road to Kelowna looks absolutely perfect and I’m looking forward to reading about the biking. That weed looks like one that grows out here called soapwort or bouncing bet and I love it. There’s a distillery in Kelowna is there? How on earth did I miss that?

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