18 July 2011

Biking(?) Around the Country

Okay, maybe the title is a little misleading because unlike the Tour de France, I have not actually biked around the country. (It is on my bucket list though to bike ACROSS the country some day via Womens Tours .) I took a break from blogging to drive with Mark up to Pittsburgh for the past 2 weeks. Along the way we were able to see all 3 of our daughters, 1 son-in-law and 1 soon to be son-in-law! We spent most of the time helping oldest daughter Laura & her fiance Wojtek remodel the condo they recently purchased. Much was accomplished, but more is yet to be done before they move in August. Here are a few pictures of our handiwork . . .

I wasn't looking forward to steaming off the wallpaper.

Fortunately the walls were prepared properly & the wallpaper pulled right off!

Walls primed & ready for paint

Laura & Wojtek

The floors were Mark's job ...

Dreams for the Future . . .

We finished the floor, added new baseboards, and the walls are ready to paint.

Our last night in Pittsburgh we quit working early and enjoyed a bike ride
 along the river to eat out at a restaurant close to downtown.

View from the restaurant

The next morning we left for home. We stopped and spent the weekend in Clarksville, TN where Joe, our son-in-law is stationed at Fort Campell. I wish we could have spent more time there, maybe on the next trip.

After driving almost 2400 miles with our bikes in the car, it was good to go on a
20 mile bike ride with Kelly & Joe.
It was also fun to be able to say we rode through both Tennessee and Kentucky!
Hopefully I can start catching up on the blog posts I have planned
... even though I'm headed back to Pittsburgh for about 2 more weeks!

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