Doodads — Happy Halloween, bakery pics, night bike ride, and blogging break

 

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Happy Halloween! I took this pic at my massage therapist’s on Friday.

I stopped at one of my most favorite bakeries and eateries after the massage and even behaved myself.  No delicious desserts like you will see in the picture, but I did get a medium chai latte, a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread and a loaf of 6-grain sourdough bread.  They also have a gift shoppe so I picked up a couple of neat Christmas gifts for the kids while there. 

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There is a back entrance that has a lovely patio garden full of wrought iron tables and chairs as well as this really neat bench. It looks beat up but that is an intentional look, it’s a sturdy bench and I love it!
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another shot of the bench and one of the many cool trees, vines, etc. in the patio garden area
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Desserts from Village Baker in Spring Lake, MI. You’re wondering why I didn’t indulge in one of these mouth-watering desserts aren’t you.

 

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You can’t have Halloween without Halloween Buns.

I was able to get a trailer hitch installed and a bike rack also on Thursday.  I was trying to get everything together for a Halloween Night Ride with the bicycle trail riding group I’m in, which included these two items and head- and tail- lights for the bike.  Once I was assured that there would be riders my speed going (8mph) it was a green light.  We started in the town of Belmont on the Frederik Meijer White Pine Trail and headed towards Cedar Springs (11 or so miles out.)  The faster riders got to Cedar Springs and had a few brewskies, while us slower riders made it 7.6 and turned around.  We headed to the agreed upon rondezvous location, Third Nature Brewery in Rockford, which is 2 blocks off of the trail.  I had delicious hard cider and a sandwich with sweet potato fries out on the HEATED outdoor patio (they have fire pits with gas-powered heat and also those tall things they use in orchards to keep the fruit warm.)  It was a wonderful experience riding with a group in total darkness except for the tiny lights on our bikes.  I would highly recommend it!

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Rockford bike trail (lit even in town!) at dusk
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Rockford trail, part of which winds along a beautiful bayou with swans. Would love to come back and ride this during the day.
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Outdoor patio at Third Nature Brewery in Rockford. Such a nice setup!
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Third Nature Brewery in Rockford, looking inside. Good drinks, good food, good company, and enjoying the stars. What could be better?

Most of you have already seen that I’m taking a 99% blogging break for the month of November.  There will be a couple more POPO2021 posts that have been scheduled, and a couple more hanspostcard singles posts during the month but that’s about it.  I will read comments for these when I get back in December.  I will miss you all, but a crone gotta do what a crone gotta do. 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Love this picture

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje. The top pic? My massage therapist saw the idea in a mag and had her assistant put it together. I love the creativity of it.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes, the skeleton in fake bubble bath

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  2. Enjoy the break. It’s been fun reading

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much and I will be missing your musical knowledge and analysis when I get back 😦

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  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I’m in love with the bench…that is awesome. Have a great month Lisa! The trail looks really cool. Maybe when you get back…my floor will be done lol.
    And happy early Thanksgiving.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max the bench is so solid and neat. It was raining that day or I would have sat on it. That trail is 88 miles long! It goes from Grand Rapids to Cadillac. I can’t wait to see pics of your new floor! Thanks and back to you on Happy Thanksgiving. Hoping to have some neat stories and pictures to share when I get back in December.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I’ll be looking forward to it Lisa…have a great break…that might be in my future after the TZ finishes.
        That is one cool track…88 miles is no joke…that would be an adventure.

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  4. Dora says:

    That is one super-relaxed skeleton in the massage parlor! I hope you felt as good, lol. Take care, Lisa.
    pax,
    dora

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    A skeleton in a bubble bath. That is hilarious!

    Are the coffee cups in the picture edible?

    I want a Halloween bun!

    Sometimes, I need a break, too.

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they were chocolate! YUM. Those buns look tasty don’t they. Happy Halloween, Vic, and see you on the flipside!

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  6. Dale says:

    What a wonderful all-round post, Lisa. Enjoy your blog break (I’m gonna go back and catch up 😉 )

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale. Awesome! 🙂

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  7. memadtwo says:

    That looks like fun. Funny, I just had a dream where I started a bike tour but had to drop out because I was too slow. Which is strange, because not only do I not own a bike, I probably haven’t ridden one in 40 years.

    I’ll miss you, but as you know , I often take breaks myself. I know you’ll put it to good use. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe maybe you did a mind meld with me in dreamland, as I was worried I’d be going too slow on this ride. It ended up 5 of us were the slower group and the other 11 rode on ahead. It worked out well. I’m surprised you don’t use a bike to get around in the city. Aren’t they starting to promote biking with stations where you can just grab a bike from them in NYC?

      I’ll miss you too, K, and you’re right, I will 🙂

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      1. memadtwo says:

        They do have citi bikes you can rent. But it involves an app and credit cards, and I had credit card numbers stolen twice this year. After talking with the security person at the credit card company, I’m avoiding both credit card use and apps. I could buy a bike, but no place to store it. Most bikers are a danger to pedestrians at the moment anyway–they haven’t figured out yet how to make it safe here. And the vehicles are a danger to both. I’m too old.

        I did have a bike way back when and rode my bike to work during two transit strikes. But that was 45 years ago.

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