It was another cold morning in the mountains of Colorado; so cold that have been regretting the fact that we sent home our full-fingered gloves! The morning started out with a few miles of downhill, which usually is nice, but today we were looking forward to the uphill afterwards so that we could warm up.
Halfway through the four mile climb, we stripped down to our base layers, but at the top, we layered up again for the descent.
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Today is a very special day, because I was born 26 years ago. Additionally, Chris asked me to be his girlfriend five years ago (as a friend once pointed out, this combination makes remembering dates and giving gifts much easier for Chris). Accordingly, we woke up late, and I pulled out the leftover desserts to eat for breakfast.
Izzy and his Rachel then made us a more traditional breakfast of sweet potato home fries, eggs, ground turkey, and fresh guacamole.
Chris finally cut his hair and trimmed his neck; even with his beard still in tact, the transformation is very apparent, to say the least.
We were excited to find that a birthday card from my granny, a piece for the GoPro helmet mount from Chris’ mom, Linda, and some awesome new Clean Bottles had all arrived in Izzy’s mail for us.
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Izzy took the day off from work to entertain all of us. In the morning, we bought coffee down the street and sat on the apartment rooftop sipping and taking in the view.
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Last weekend, we were able to spend time with friends before we depart on our three-month long hiatus from New England. Continue reading The Best Friends That Anybody Could Have
This past weekend, Aunt Bonnie helped me do some training for the trip at her house in Amherst, MA. We started off the day with two breakfasts, since biking takes plenty of energy. We had one at her house, and then one at The Lone Wolf:
Yes, I finished that chocolate chip pancake, huevos rancheros, orange juice, and chai latte.
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