But of course, now that I'm older, these are things that are not as important to me. Don't get me wrong, I still like some recognition on Valentine's Day. In recent years it's become a tradition for Eric and I to go out and enjoy a nice dinner (almost always at Tomaso's). But this year Eric brought my childhood rushing right back in! Eric bought me a bicycle.
Well, to be more precise, Eric gave me a beautiful and romantic homemade card where he said he wanted to take me out and buy me a bike. So that's what we did today. We went bike shopping. My knowledge of bikes is red 10 speeds with a kickstand. That's it.
Luckily Eric knows a lot about bikes and was able to offer me some pointers and advice.
I didn't go with the long bike, or the tandem bike, or the fat wheel bike that Eric liked.
I didn't go with a road bike or a hybrid bike or the REALLY cute cruisers.
I ended up finding my bike at a local Phoenix store, Landis Cycles.
A Trek Cali 29er mountain bike - black and hot pink!
And here she is! These photos are not the best because we had just gotten home and I was dying to hop on and go for a ride!
WITH a matching hot pink and black helmet!
Me on my first ride...just like when I was 14!
And some critters I spotted along the way:
It's going to be a fun summer! An activity Eric and I can do together. :0)
Happy Valentine's Day to us!
And this week's quote is from one of my favorite authors!
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.