Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What Mr. Lavender And I Saw In Virginia









Unfortunately, Mr. Lavender and I could not ride the trails at the nature preserve--bikes were not allowed--but at least I could ride to the preserve knowing that I hadn't harmed the beautiful wildlife in any way. The other wildlife we saw was of the kooky, plastic variety at a townhouse near my dad's home. I love religious folk art in the South! What is missing from this little photo montage are pictures from the Virginia portion of the East Coast Greenway and they're missing because the Tidewater portion isn't finished. In fact, it doesn't even look like the Tidewater portion has been started; I see no mention of Williamsburg which isn't close to where my dad lives anyway. The part of the trail I would most likely ride is a northern extension of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (better bring the mosquito repellent)and it doesn't look like it's beyond the stimulus check cashing phase either. I dare to dream the extension may be ready by next summer.

Introducing Mr. Lavender!

He look's good for a bike "of a certain age" does he not? I believe I acquired him as a birthday gift at a time when I primarily shopped in Toys 'R' Us.


I really consider this color to be lilac, but "Mr. Lilac" doesn't sound as good as "Mr. Lavender."


He might be a pretty boy, but he has his share of battle scars. I think he got these when my cousin knocked him over in a gravel driveway during a tantrum.


We coordinated our looks on this day. (Unfortunately, I lost my sunglasses to a discourteous library patron who didn't turn them in to the "lost and found").