The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Minneapolis

Yesterday we spent the day in Minneapolis. Well, actually, we spent the day driving to and from Minneapolis, and a few hours actually there. We had to use our REI dividend and 20% off coupon before they expired. (We had to pick up a few other things as well and tried to make the 4 hour each-way drive worth it.) Anyway, Mama needed a bike. We got me a really super cool one that shifts itself!!!!!!!!!! For about half of the original price. Yay! So, I've never really understood when I was supposed to shift. This takes all the guess work out of it and it's wonderful! I love my new bike! Now, if it was only warm enough to go for a ride...

So, anyway, on the way there, Punk kept asking if we were to Minneapolis yet. When we finally were able to answer, "Yes," he retorted, "No we're not in Mini-APPLE-Lous!! I don't see any apples!!!!"

2 comments:

Becky said...

Oh, I want one!!! That's exactly what I need. I love to ride bikes but could never figure out how to shift. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a bike that shifts itself. I know what is going to be on my Christmas wish list. : )

Tarah said...

:) No apples in March??? What???? :)

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  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
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  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
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