Bullets, bikes, and BBQ

Once again, it’s been a couple of busy days as I enjoy my lovely American holidays. I admit that yesterday began with a less-than-happy start as my stress levels got the best of me, but it improved drastically as the day went on.

So, what have I been up to? I mean, other than digging underneath headstones? Well, since you asked …

Early afternoon yesterday, my Daddy got my bike down from the rafters in the garage and got her road-ready before we took a wee spin out to the gravel pit. It was my first time riding in more than two years but, as expected, it was like I was out riding only the day before.

After our ride, we headed up to Uncle Christopher’s for some amazingly delicious barbecue ribs and potato salad. I haven’t been to his property in several years and was excited to see that his cabin is nearly done. Well, it’s liveable at least. (Come on – he’s only owned the property for 33 years. You can’t expect him to be finished building yet!)

When I woke up today, I got my bike out again and took a ride down to the Cottage Cafe to meet my friend, George, for coffee. Then, it was off to Ellensburg with Daddy for a couple of quick errands.

On the way back from Ellensburg, we took the “Old Road” so that I could pop off a few rounds on Daddy’s 9mm handgun. Not that I’m a gun nut or anything, but I am a redneck American who’s been living in Scotland for two years. There are just some things a girl misses from home when she’s away…

Then, before dinner, I hopped back on my bike for a wee 6-mile ride out to the gravel pit once again. In the heat of the sun. Yes, it was lovely!

Anyhow, that’s just a quick update for those who care. Tomorrow I’m planning to wake up early to go for a quick run before I head over to the military base with my folks. Then on Thursday I might go and hang out at the local radio station for a bit before visiting with more friends.

Busy, busy, busy… but busy is a good thing!

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