21 November 2011

riding bikes with dani

dani and i have riden bikes together in: provo, boston, new york city, the gaza strip, chaing mai (if you count a scooter), nauvoo, huntington beach, and probably one or two other places that i am forgetting. so when she came to visit me a few weeks ago, i took her bike riding through the napa vineyards.

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it was the most gorgeous, sunny, warm day in napa valley and i couldn’t contain my excitement for all the beauty around us. a group of us (including jonathan, who dani and i went to jerusalem with, and his wife polin) cruised along marveling at the views and soaking up the sun. it was a splendid afternoon.

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we had a picnic lunch by a lake and dani played the uke for us.

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we stopped at a cute little pumpkin patch. the autumn afternoon light made me feel like we were in a fairyland.

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we rode down these beautiful roads to a fabulous winery and an olive oil tasting place, where we got free oil and vinegar for playing/singing a ukulele song.

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at the end of our ride, we stopped to check out the foliage up close, eat some tiny, delicious grapes right off the vine, and, you know, just frolic a bit down the rows.

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it was a golden day of sensory delight.

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also while dani was here:
-thai food
-a walk to the top of mt. davidson
-a sunday stroll along ocean beach
-showing her off to friends at church
-buying matching feather earrings at a random farmer's’ market
-a picnic in golden gate park
-chatting at jonathan and polin’s house
-wandering through the mission

i love this girl wherever we are in the world, and forever, ever.

1 comment :

  1. Your hair looks red again. Maybe it's just the light! What beautiful light! Love that Dani et al!

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