I went on a first date with a nice young man when I was about 20 years old. He was trying to impress me, so he took me to Lawry's The Prime Rib in Century City, CA. That location is no longer there, but there was a larger than life portrait of a Scottish Beefeater in a red tartan kilt and full royal regalia watching like a sentry over the very stately lobby. Being of Scottish and British heritage, his presence captivated me for the entire wait (it was a long one, even back then). In a perfect ... » Learn More about Lawry’s: a restaurant for all generations
When I initially started my bike search, I found an ad on Craigslist for two mint green Schwinn bikes. Hard to believe, I thought. The catch was, they were located in New River, a full hour away from me. I ignored the ad. Day after day, I searched local ads and I kept missing out on bikes that were older, more expensive or uglier than I wanted. So I finally sent a message to the owner of the two mint green Schwinn bikes. Yes, he would sell just one. Yippee! Could he send me a picture ... » Learn More about Meet my new bike!
In my last blog post, I told you about the bike that got away: a mint green Schwinn hybrid. All the other bikes on Craigslist did not compare to it. It became the holy grail of all bicycles! It fulfilled all the present day criteria for my bike purchase today. It also fulfilled all the little girl wishes too! There is always a back story... You see, when I was a little girl, as a twin, my mom had to buy two of everything at one time. She often had to make choices that agreed with her budget ... » Learn More about Bike Search Blues
Oh, Amsterdam, you inspired me to ride a bike! But I don't have one, so I must buy the perfect bike to match the bell I bought while I visited your charming streets with endless bike lanes and maniacal bike riders. Why is this a generational issue, you might ask? Because I am old and starting a physical activity most people my age started when they were much younger. Younger generations: HELP me! Those who are old, like me: JOIN me! I am h*ll-bent on a cardio experience outside of the gym ... » Learn More about 3 steps to buy the perfect bike
Our sabbatical started in the Netherlands, where we stayed for two days in Amsterdam, then took off down the Rhine River for a week long cruise through Germany, France, Switzerland and finally an additional four days in Lake Como, Italy! We learned so much history and saw so many cultures. We ate such good food and drank such good wine. We met wonderful, fascinating people from all over the world in a giant dinner party every night on board the ship. In Amsterdam, we did not expect the ... » Learn More about Bikes and a life-changing sabbatical