In honor of being off work today for the Fourth of July, Pam and I rode to Ozark and had lunch at the Spring Creek Antique and Tea Room. It’s a foo foo type of place that’s overrun with women and a few husbands who either wish they were elsewhere or are like me and enjoy taking Pam places that she enjoys. Besides, I don’t mind going anywhere if I can get some good desserts, and this place scores on that front! Hopefully, by riding there and back, we had a calorie neutral day!
We got there by 10:45, but were late enough that we had an hour wait for a table, which we passed by meandering around in the antique sections. We spotted some of the cheap furniture we had when we were first married and generally had a good time hanging out in the air conditioning.
We also spotted my next bike! A bamboo single speed commuter! If you can believe the signs, it’s bargain priced at only $82.50! It looked like a real deal from somewhere in Asia, complete with bamboo fenders.
As we left the tea room after lunch, we noticed some ominous looking clouds to the NW, and a quick glance at radar confirmed that we were likely to get wet on the way home. I offered to just hunker down someplace in Ozark until it had passed, but we ultimately decided to go for it and take the direct route home instead of wandering around. We made it a little over half-way, but ended up riding the final 7 miles in a light rain that really felt pleasant.
Before turning into the driveway, we decided to make a couple of loops up a nearby cul-de-sac so we would finish the day with 32 miles. It was a good morning with my sweethheart!
Here’s the GPS track for today…as you can see, we pretty much did it down and back!
God bless….and have a safe and happy Fourth.