I woke this morning at 3:00am and was not able to get back to sleep until about 6:00am, at which time I had about 45 minutes before I absolutely had to get out of bed in order to go to work. I could blame time shifting on this, or I could remember that even before going to Germany sleep was not necessarily a constant companion.
Happy Canada Day, Eh!
A very happy Canada Day to anyone who may read this space north of our border.
I Do This To Myself
I stopped to buy gas at a QT on Buford Highway this morning. It was crowded but for some reason I decided to go inside. Initially I was going to buy coffee, and perhaps a doughnut. Instead I walked out with some sweet tea (cold) and a couple of corn-tortilla wrapped thingamajigs that have been spinning on hot rollers for who knows how long.
I miss the German breakfasts already.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Rhine Panorama (Rüdesheim Edition)” (Rüdesheim am Rhine, Hesse, Germany)
On my first rest day I took a bucket ride up to the top of the hillside. At the top there was a large monument (shown below), a bar/restaurant, and this magnificent view of the Rhine. You can see a smidgeon of the many acres of vineyards this region of the world has to offer.
Rüdesheim is the town you can see down and to the left, and if I remember my geography correctly, Bingen is the town you see up and to the right. The photo of the bicycle that I posted previously was taken on the car ferry that I had to use in order to cross from Rüdesheim to Bingen. If you can click through to my Flickr stream this photo looks better larger.
“The Really Large Monument Near Rüdesheim” “Niederwalddenkmal” (Rüdesheim am Rhine, Hesse, Germany)
Here’s the Wikipedia page for Niederwalddenkmal
If I Can Survive This
Tonight I am doing something that I’ve not done in many years. Go on a date? Ha, as if. No, I will be attending a Spinning class.
In talking with my boss yesterday he told me that he got talked into going to a Spinning class being taught by one of his Aquarium cohorts. The class is free, for the first hit, so I decided to join him tonight.
I know that I will not be great, I have been suffering some cardio-related issues since last week, but I’m going to give it a shot.
Whatever doesn’t kill you, right? Hopefully I’ll be able to laugh about that last sentence in a blog post on Monday.
But Monday Is The 4th Of July!
Yep, and I will be posting a blog post. Because ‘merica!
Have a great and safe long weekend friends.