Two Wheels and Blueberries

Hello! This summer is speeding by -
the trip to Spain was fantastic and feels like a dream now. We only have a few photos ourselves - including this one of Simone on the lap of her Great Aunt Mari Angelese the day we arrived. I personally have never ate so well or so plentifully as on this trip. There's almost so much to say about the trip that it's hard to say anything at all - you know?

Back to reality (Durham is definitely a reality check after Spain) and we need to work all that chorizo off. So we got a bike seat for Simone - it mounts on the handlebar. Here's a picture of us about to go for a spin. Simone has her own helmet - dinosaurs and snakes with real google eyes. She loves riding, points at all the animals and birds as we go by. I really like the seat, you sure get a lot of attention when people realize that there is a Baby on Board - but it doesn't feel heavy at all.

And just when I thought we hit bike nirvana, we found this little baby at a garage sale this weekend. I've been looking at Burley trailers forever but their price tag - $500-600 new -was a definite factor. This is an older model, but the price - $25 - was perfect. And Simone clambered right in and we went for a ride - it can haul two kids, which I'm interpreting as one kid and some groceries, if we get our route down. I had to take the picture of the trailer on our porch - because it won't be our porch much longer. Our landlord has decided to sell the place and for a moment we considered buying it - we love this little house. But two break-ins in the last 6 weeks and our uncertainty if I could find a job in the area once I graduate makes it tough to make the leap. So we've been looking feverishly for a new home - we've got a good prospect and may be moving as soon as mid-August. Again! This family cannot stop moving. I will be sad to leave the only house that Simone has only known and one where we've been so happy and family and friends have visited - but I suspect she should get used to a change of scenery every few years.

I'll post a link to some new photos and videos later this week - it took me so long to post this, the camera battery died.



We have so much to report on - Simone's first bike rides and our trip to Spain - but our camera is actually still in Spain. I'm jealous - we had a fantastic time and would also still like to be there. But fingers crossed that it comes back soon as promised, and we can share some photos and start taking new ones. Simone is so different than even a month ago, I'm actually feeling pangs about missing documenting her newest feats. Hopefully we'll be back soon with a real photo-riffic update...
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