As much as I love Tacoma, the road is always calling my name, it's like a siren call and I am the mobile Odysseus. While I am disappointed that I don't have any friends with me on this trip, I've actually realized that I am enjoying being a solo traveler. I've always loved being alone with a stretch of highway reaching out in front of me. I'll probably head out today or tomorrow down I-5.
My bike is definitely getting a lot of use in Tacoma. I don't think it's used to all this riding, and though it's made to be ridden, Tacoma riding is not the kind of riding suited to a beach cruiser. For one thing...it's heavy as hell. Not a lean, mean, speed machine whatsoever. Add that to my extremely out of shape physique, and it makes for a difficult ride, especially when hills are involved. I think if I actually lived here I'd have to get myself a road bike. My Mom and Dad have awesome vintage road bikes (haha, I just realized they're vintage only cuz they've had them forever! Oh man, some day all my new things are going to be vintage...).
I've been mostly living in jeans, cardigans, and t-shirts since most of my transportation in Tacoma is by bicycle and biking in a dress is a bit chilly this time of year. I felt like donning my favorite dress yesterday, though, so I put it on with this new cardigan I got from Target. I swear to God, Target has some sort of magically evil(?) properties that make you want to buy everything upon setting foot inside there. I went into Target to try to find a new journal since mine is completely full now, and upon not locating a suitable replacement I found myself "accidentally" wandering through the clothes section. And of course I had to buy this cardigan. Luckily it's actually something I need. RVing is definitely cardigan weather and I only had two before I got this one. I love the colors! This one is way more fun than my ubiquitous black cardi. Huzzah!
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