Saturday, April 18, 2015

Topeka Metro Bikes

Topeka now has a bike share program. In cooperation with the Topeka Metropolitian Transit Authority, Topeka Metro Bikes allows riders to use a bike for 2 hours a day for $25 per year. Yep, only $25 per year.
The geeky-cool red bikes have a GPS system allowing riders to know (via a smart phone app) which bike rack hub has bikes available for rent.
I'm sold. In fact, I've been taking bicycle safety classes (no kidding) though the Topeka Community Cycle Project
a non-profit designed to encourage a more bicycle-friendly Topeka.
Bicycle riding is a sport. 
Sports are good.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

George and his little sister

George leads his mother, and his unborn little sister, toward home. 
3 more months.

Monday, April 06, 2015

22 hours in Minneapolis

Easter weekend was a buzz of jet engines and airports as we flew to Minneapolis Saturday afternoon to visit Mark and meet Hanna, a German cousin (actually a second cousin once removed) from Wuppertal who was visiting Mark over her Easter break. (Red glasses must be in the family DNA.)
Mark threw an informal soiree (his term) that introduced Cousin Hanna ... and her travel companion, Anja.
After a casual Easter Brunch with the girls, we jetted home so we could give our parents Easter hugs.