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.
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!
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.