I'm happy to report that I didn't end up in the ditch.
I have no idea why I pump my bike tires in the kitchen, nor do I have any idea why Aaron finds it photo worthy.
I kept thinking of ways to get out of it.
Aaron thought it was a bad idea - reminding me of how long it's been since I'd been on me bike, and how many inclines were along the way.
I didn't need too much convincing.
Every cell of my body was telling me to
and then I'd think of this
I had no idea how hilly it was around here.
It took about 15 minutes to get to the Tastee Top.
Four miles down the road a piece.
I went with my new 'met-ya-on-the-INterNET' friend, Cheryl.
She's the one that gave me pickled 'sparagus, 'member?
We were both so ding danged proud of ourselves!
So busy being proud that we parked the bikes right up in the drive thru.
If you look real close like, you can see that I have shorts on.
People - this is huge - huge I tell ya.
I'm livin' my life.
Throwin' caution to the wind.
Airing me limbs.
We ordered one cheeseburger and then quickly got in a fight over who would cut it.
Then we decided we'd cut it together, kinda like a wedding cake.
But that Cheryl kept pushing the knife in her favor.
Then finally, we decided we'd do the 'I cut, you choose' system.
Worked like a charm.
I actually only ate half of my half. I couldn't believe how quickly I became satisfied.
I ate about a quarter of the cheese fries.
You know, eating the way I am now, I fear the Tastee Top may go out of business.
Rumor is they are laying off.
(Down four pounds so far)
After we ate, we sat and chatted for a good hour.
It started to drizzle, fo schnizzle, so we thought we'd better head on back.
Was it down hill all the way there? Sho nuff seemed up hill all the way back.
At one point, I was going so slow that I actually got three mosquito bites. I had to get off the bike and walk it up the hill.
Aaron took all these pics, by the way.
Nice having your own private photographer!
Lest you forget - Cindy at Cottage Instincts has posted two more blogs about her visit here!
She's made the place look so dreamy and nice.
I loved seeing the place through her eyes.
She talks about how much she relaxed while she was here.
The true story is --
I worked her like a rented mule.
See how hungry she got by the time she worked enough to eat?
It's not all smiles and sunshine here folks.
Make sure you check out her side of the story at
She's got some serious bloggin' skillz.