Monday, August 25, 2008

Des Moines

How nice to bike just 51 miles. I arrived at our friends Larry & Linda S by late morning. It’s a beautiful afternoon with low humidity and temperatures in the high 70’s. We’ve had coffee and lunch and I’ve had a shower. Now we’re sitting on the deck while Mary plays her recorder accompanied by an irregular percussion of falling acorns.

Other than starting from Waukee, I hadn’t decided how to enter Des Moines. Arriving in Waukee I noticed some bicyclists to the left on what appeared to be a bike path, so I joined them and asked. It was a bike path that first paralleled the street, but soon joined Walnut Creek and meandered along into the city and within 5 blocks of my destination. What a treat to be under trees with no traffic. It was a fitting beginning to a restful afternoon followed by a rest day tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cal, ah, it gives new meaning to the coined Hollywood phrase, "Is this heaven, no its IOWA!" You're over the hump now guy and the next few days will go quickly. I'm really happy that you were able to get back into the "saddle" and give it a go. I commend you for your perseverance - the apostle Paul would be proud! (Ok, maybe that's a little thick, but I'm "_______" proud of ya.) I continue to enjoy both you and Mary's blogs, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.


P.S. To that "Vickie" blogger, just an Arby's sandwich? Are you kidding me? The man deserves the best steak and eggs in town!