I was up bright and early this today, watching the sunrise through the morning mist. The pond was creating its own cloud system, the warm water reacting with the cool (in the 50s) air. Last night we had, as they say, great sleeping weather.
The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Colorful. I have quite a few colorful photos from our trip to Pittsburgh and Idlewild with our granddaughters and their parents. While some of these are not the best photos, they do meet my criteria (they are colorful and they don’t show too much, or any, of the girls’ faces).
I had a wonderful weekend. There is nothing like spending time with my family. Having the whole crew here (both sons, both daughters-in-law, and both granddaughters) was fantabulous. I am grateful to all of them for taking time out of their busy lives to get together with us here at Breezy Acres. I am mega grateful for the gift of having them all in my life.
The city of Akron was co-founded in 1825 (so it is younger than the township in which I live) by Paul Williams and surveyor of the Connecticut Western Reserve General Simon Perkins. It was interesting to learn this because the street where we met M the Younger and his wife, Merdi, is named after Paul Williams and we have often wondered if it was named after the composer/songwriter (we were obviously unsure of any possible local link, not knowing much about him) or someone else. History mystery solved.
The really important thing you need to know about Akron, for the purposes of this bike ride, is that the name is derived from the Greek word ἄκρον which means a summit or high point.
I took a quick trip to visit my granddaughters and their parents. Did you miss me? Bet you didn’t even realize I’d gone away. That’s how quick it was. M and I left yesterday afternoon and returned late this afternoon. We drove south through torrential rain, found the land of sunshine as we got further south, then came home through torrential rain only to meet more torrential rain along the way, and got home in time for even more torrential rain because this The Bogs, where precipitation likes to fall. You can’t say the weather isn’t interesting around here.
M and I finally got to take our new bikes out for a spin. We woke up to clear skies, sunshine, and a mild breeze. Perfect. It was a little cool (around 50), but after going up the first hill I was thankful for the cooler temperature. That hill was quite a doozy, followed by some smaller hills. I had already anticipated the big hills. The small hills, not too noticeable when I’m walking, are much more evident when I’m pedaling up them.
At the beginning of the month, Karma posted a photo scavenger hunt challenge that I couldn’t resist because I thought it would be fun and help me stretch a little creatively. I was right on both counts. Thank you, Karma!
I was tempted to use some stuff from Ye Olde Archives, but that would not have been as fun or as challenging. I wasn’t quite sure I’d get them all before the deadline (which is April 24th so you still have time if you want to join in the fun!).