Bryna and I got up early on Saturday and put in a garden with the help of our neighbors. We live in a four-plex and it's cool when all the neighbors work together on something like this.
After gardening came bike shopping. We went to three different bike shops and then Bryna found the Electra "Amsterdam." It's a gorgeous bike and it's comfortable for her to ride, which is to say it doesn't beat up her back.
I got up at 7 on Sunday and went to the skate park with my buddy Paul. After that the farmers market with Bryna. And finally, back to the bike store. It was hard to convince Bryna to spend a bit of money on herself but she was at last persuaded. We bought the bike and after we went to Tres Hermanas with our friend Chris for salad and Sangria (I had a smoothie that I brought in and poured into a Sangria glass so I didn't look like an ass drinking something I didn't buy at the restaurant. But you see, I am an ass!) And all you moms out there, don't get on my back. It's okay to say ass. It's in the Bible.
That night we went to the drive-in and saw 28 Weeks Later. This movie is SCARY AS HELL! I highly recommend it. And the drive-in is rad. I know, I'm always hating on cars, but if they're good for one thing, it's the drive in. Especially for scary movies. Our local drive-in is in such bad repair which makes everything scarier.
Monday was a holiday so we got up early and hit the bike trail, passing through Old Sacramento, where the Jazz Festival was happening, on our way.
We had a great ride. Stopping halfway for a picnic lunch. We saw two cranes, a turtle and some wood ducks. Lots of other folks were out for the holiday so we saw plenty of people in funny bike riding clothes as well.
On our way home we stopped at Earl Grey Manor in Old Sac for tea. I had a great tea. Cardamom, licorice, mint, black pepper and yet surprising subtle.
Then back over the ugly but really cool R Street bridge that crosses the freeway and isn't open to cars.