One of the happiest things I get to do in life is spend time alone with my husband, and if that time is on the bike then it's a double-happy.
Yesterday morning we rode away for an overnighter in Townsville. The reason for our short trip was to attend the Ulysses meeting last night, and then the Wednesday club ride today. The bonus was our in-between hours together riding round town, sharing meals, and generally chillin' out without the teenagers. Plus, he's back to work in a few days for the next school term and every moment of relaxation is coveted between now and then. ;-)
Today's ride was up to Ingham, and I have to tell you that I love that little town so much. Every time we drive through I am struck by that feeling of 'home' and family. Ingham hosts the Italian Festival every year and due to the mess left after Cyclone Yasi and 5 floods earlier this year the Festival had to be postponed a few months. It will now be held in August and I am hoping Mr E will take me - my mouth is watering just thinking about the cannoli I ate there last year!
You can read all about our stay in Ingham last May HERE.
~~~~~This afternoon we rode back home to Charters Towers, but along the way we stopped under shady trees by the railway line at Mingela for a cool drink.
Mingela has a population of 20, and is a regular Sunday lunch ride for us. Today it was as deserted as ever, the only traffic being these...
Three peacocks rule the road at Mingela, and they have quite a few wives as well.
~The main street of Mingela~
Our shady place to rest...
Of course, even though it's lovely to get away, it's just as good to come home again - after all, home really is where my heart is.
Look who was waiting for us...
Over the next few days I will be playing with this. It's another 'Love Is All You Need' design! Will I ever stop??
But 'Feelin' Groovy' must be finished too...
Glad I have my bright and cheery creative space to work in. I totally understand why children love their toy boxes now! Wanna come play?
The door is open, kettle's on, and I have a spare chair at my sewing table...
Now if only this dream could come true. We'd both have fun!
PS: Wendy couldn't make it on Monday, but she's promised to be here next Monday! Yay!