In the middle of the plans for my new, little vintage trailer to come home I was blessed with another dream come true! For quite some time I’ve longed for a vintage-style bike like the one I enjoyed so many years ago. Nothing fancy. No gears or handbrakes or fancy-ness! Just a bike I could get on and ride! Over the last months, maybe more, I’ve watched Craigslist, talked to bike shop owners, browsed through bike departments in stores along the way. Often I found exactly what I liked but the advice of family and friends didn’t fit what my heart knew was right for me. Finally, I have exactly what I waited for!
A couple of days ago I decided to check Craigslist for bikes. Again. To be honest, I wasn’t certain I would find anything new since the last time I had looked. But, I was wrong! Oh, so wrong! There she was – the one. Exactly what I wanted. I knew this was worth checking out. One phone call and we had an appointment to see her. The moment we arrived I looked at her and knew this was what I wanted. Within a few minutes she was in our SUV and we were headed toward home.
Dear friends – I’d like you to meet ‘Daisy’.
Isn’t she beautiful? And she rides like a dream. A dream come true. Soon I plan to add a basket on the front and perhaps some prettiness along the way, too. Oh, and I have a pretty bike helmet, too – light blue with soft yellow and white plaid!
So, my friends, if you stop by to visit and I’m not at home, please don’t worry. I haven’t gone far. I have places to go and people to see!
Today I am meeting a blog friend from far away. She is passing through town on her way to a conference and I get to meet her – and her hubby – today. We’re going to lunch and on a bit of an antiquing excursion. Oh, no, not on my bike! We will go by car and have such fun. I’ll share more about our time together soon.