Saturday morning, I met up with my friend Araidia for a brunch and thrift shop expedition. Of course, we biked, which was half the fun!
There are so many beautiful spring flowers in bloom, we each found one to match our helmets.
Araidia’s a purple Bern…
…and mine a pink Nutcase.
We chatted freely along the way, either riding side-by-side or dropping back into single-file when a car approached. The route and area were new to me, so Araidia led the way. Since she took us along a very quite path, there were few cars and no stress.
We biked through a college campus…
…and neighborhood streets.
Our destination was the Albany Park neighborhood. Once there, we enjoyed a Swedish brunch at Tre Kronor and thrifting at Village Discount Outlet, where I scored two dresses and three skirts (including an Elie Tahari and a Ralph Lauren) for $37 and Araidia found the awesome pink bag in the photos.
Here is a short little video of our ride through Albany Park. (The song is Jenny Mayhem, “All the World.”)
I returned home five hours after I left, feeling very good about my day – and entitled to some cake and wine after biking nine miles.
Did you spend some quality time on your bike this weekend?