Nick and I always plan way ahead for our annivesary, I’m not sure why but whenever May comes around we start thinking about it. This year we decided we’d get ourselves a joint gift and had decided upon a cookoo clock. Do you know how expensive those are? Well we went to one clock shop and came to a number of conclusions 1) you can’t buy a cookoo clock off the internet sight unseen, as we had seen several of the models on the internet and really liked them, but when we saw them in person we were not impressed at all; and 2) to purchase a clock we really really liked, we’d have to spend around $2,000! Leaving the shop a little disheartened we went to Walmart to pick up some necessities of life, paper towels. While wandering through the store we passed the bike rack. We both stopped and looked. And looked at each other and said bicycles. So right then and there we decided that 1) instead of waiting till AUgust we’d purchase our anniversary present sooner then later, and 2) we’d purchase bicycles instead of a cookoo clock. It would be a much, much better investment in our health.
Nick and I both need to lose a significant amount of weight, and we bth need to be more active. And we do enjoy bike riding together, but our current bikes are in horrible condition. So we started looking around at different bike shops, we went to 3 plus 5 “sports” stores. We ended up buying a pair of Fuji Crosstown 2.0 Hybrid Bicycles (Hybrid as a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike). We pick them up on Saturday.
The down side is, our much more active lifestyle will mean much less time in front of the TV knitting. Thus the in-laws bedspread, may now be a 45th wedding anniversary present. BUt that is OKAY! I have to become more active, and we both really like bike riding, and we have great bike trails all around our county, one that comes practically to our door.
We’ve also been getting the dogs out on the trails and walking them which they really enjoy.
Although our wolf dog, is looking a tad rabid in this picture! Which was actually taken in January, obviously.
So I’d better get back to dreaming about my new bike.