This Sunday was a good one. It wasn't busy at all. I had a bike race that I was going to do on Saturday and one for today as well. It poured on Saturday making the trails completely impassable and making it utterly rude to even think of holding a marathon mountain bike race on these beautiful trails. As one person said it best, "[You get] five hours of racing and years to repair the damage." Didn't seem worth it, right?
In lieu of racing this weekend I had a perfect morning spent sleeping in, experimenting with the milk frother my friend lent me in an attempt to make the perfect chai latte, and going on a bike ride up to a little alpine lake tucked away in the mountains.
I also like to tell the stories of my family to anyone who will listen and lucky for me I have a husband who delights in listening to my stories. Today, in the middle of the prattling, I told him the story of Dexter and Prince, my grandfather's two Percherons that worked on the Dairy Farm in Wisconsin his grandparents owned. They were good, steady, faithful horses, giant and black, I can't remember how many hands they were but that was one of the details he would tell me.
"They were so big," he would smile. "I could barely get on top of them when I wanted to. I would hitch them up to the plow, or a wagon. Most of the time I was behind, driving them, them but sometimes I could get on top of them even though I wasn't supposed to."
That's my grandpa in the picture above, in training for WWII. He looks like my dad, I think.
Here are some things I've stumbled upon on the internet this week that I've appreciated:
- This was our soundtrack this morning.
- When Michelle Obama Came to Lunch. A short and thoughtful essay.
- Funny and sometimes beautiful pictures of victorian husband and wives.
-I am not an Alabama Channin devotee but I love these cocktails she posted. Perfect for summer.
- Stunning photos of Bardot at Cannes. Work it, girl!
- I'm in love with these french patterns for children's clothing and wish some of the things came in my size, too!