Sorry about the long gap between postings! Aaron and I took a little getaway vacation last week. We spent a couple of days at the family cabin in Cloudcroft, NM and then headed down to Las Cruces and ultimately El Paso for the Tom Waits concert.

Cloudcroft was a nice break from the heat. The second day we woke up to cloud cover and 50 degree F. temps! The first day we were there we had no water most of the day, it seems the village water people did some work and "forgot" to turn the water back on to the cabin. It took them 5 hours to get up there and turn it back on! Talk about slow moving, in a town the size of Cloudcroft, I doubt they were that busy!

Now, on to the Tom Waits concert! What a blast! It was definitely one of the best concerts of my life. Only second behind the Police last summer and pretty close to tied with the Page/Plant concert we saw in 1995. Waits is quite the entertainer, well worth the $90 ticket price! Plus it made my hubby super happy to see one of his favorite musicians ever.

Saturday we stayed in Las Cruces for my brother's housewarming party. So, needless to say, we are dragging a little this week.

Yesterday we bought bicycles. Today was our first commute to the studio. WOW! I knew it was going to be a rough ride at the end because we live in the valley and the last few blocks to our studio are uphill, but damn! I thought my heart would jump out of my chest! Once again, needless to say, it's going to take a little while to get back in hill riding shape. It's been a few years since we've owned bikes, but it's been even longer since I've used a bike for commuting. We decided that it was time to stop spending $80 a week on gas, and riding the bus isn't really a big cut in money, but riding bikes is not only free(other than the price of the bikes), but it's great exercise AND good for the environment. Time to put our money where our mouth is!

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Tags: Cloudcroft, El, Paso, Tom, Waits, bicycles, commuting, concerts, vacation

Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 26, 2008 at 12:27am
Welcome to the bike commute world.
View Larger Map""> It's a win-win-win; environment, $$$ and exercise.... My goal is 3 days a week, but some weeks it's hard to do it just once.
Comment by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 26, 2008 at 7:08pm
Yeah, we didn't ride bikes today, but we took the day off to go hiking. My rear still hurts from the seat! It's been too long, but boy did it feel great!
Comment by akoolstik on June 30, 2008 at 2:20pm
and a downhill ride at the end of the work day is a blast!
Comment by Paula Manning-Lewis on July 1, 2008 at 8:29pm
oh yeah, love that downhill ride at the end of the day!

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