Recently about 300 members of the St. Petersburg Bike Club took part in their 27th annual Spring Classic in Manatee County bike ride. There were four different length routes (100, 60, 36 & 20 miles) set up throughout the county and trust me, wherever you went that morning, you were bound to find an individual or group “On Two Wheels”. I didn’t have a camera with me other than my cell phone, so these will have to do. The ride was a fundraiser for two non-profit groups to raise awareness of domestic abuse, one in Pinellas County and one in Manatee County. The above information was extracted from Richard Dymond’s article in the Bradenton Herald.
THAT’S NOT A BICYCLE
The night of April 10th into the 11th was the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. This year it was held at the United Methodist Church in Parrish. The theme this year was “Give Cancer the Boot” and seeing as I “Kicked Cancer’s Butt” in 2014, I walked several laps and did it without having to use my oxygen bottle. Yee haw!! The relay kicked off about 6:30 Friday evening and finished up at 8:30 Saturday morning. There were people walking the track the entire time. As I walked around on Friday night I saw an opportunity to catch a couple of “Long Shadows” as people circled the track.
Still not having regained my walking stamina, today I took a slow drive through Bradenton’s Village of the Arts. This quaint little district is on the edge of downtown and offers a wide variety of photo ops, art galleries and a few coffee houses. As I drove past this house I looked and said “what in the world”? I drove around the block for another pass and stopped and took this picture thinking about the theme “It’s A Mystery”.
As I continued my drive through the area I spotted this cottage where a man and lady were diligently working outside. In fact I drove by so many times, the gentleman came out to the street and asked me if I was going to arrest him :). Of course I told him about the blog and explained what I was doing. Unfortunately I didn’t have any of my business cards with me, but he was good with my explanation.
This little sign fully placed this cottage into the theme of “It’s A Mystery”. I’m going to solve this mystery in a couple of weeks and drive by and see what this addition turned out to be.
Every year at Easter, Barb and I do our annual “2 Of Us” portrait. This tradition goes back to 1965 as seen in this scan of a 35mm slide.
And now 50 years later, the 2015 edition of “2 Of Us”.