Not surprisingly, buying a eighty-something-year-old house has kept me and Robb so busy that we haven't been doing a lot of cycling. Spring is here, and our friend Julie is visiting, so we dug out the bikes and hit the trail.
The day looked ominous, with scattered showers. But hey, Julie spent the last three years living in Oregon and Hawaii, and she hasn't melted yet.
Julie is a former intern and co-worker of mine from the Glimmerglass Opera. She just finished a Masters' Degree in teaching, and before that was teaching windsurfing and kayaking in Hawaii. She's on her way back to Maryland (where we're both from) to teach at boating camp in Baltimore.
People who grew up on the East Coast are usually amused by our cheeky beach-dwelling Ground Squirrels. Squirrels that live in burrows? That's madness!