Three Days

It was a nice three day weekend over the Presidents’ Day weekend.

Daugther on BikeOn Saturday, my son had a basketball game and played hard even though he had been home sick on Friday. He took it easy Saturday afternoon, so I took my daughter cycling on the bike path along the Columbia River near the airport. It’s a nice, relatively flat and car free path that’s good for seven year-olds like herself. She rode really well on her own bike, and her control and form are really improving. She did 17 mph on a downhill and 12 mph on the flats for some of the ride. By the end, we had both done nearly 9.5 miles for the day. (That’s quite a bit more than I ever did on a bike at age 7).

On Sunday, the whole family went cycling on the same path, with my daughter as ride leader. My wife hadn’t been on her bike for quite awhile, and my son was ready to get out. Afterwards we had a “reading session” at the Lucky Labrador in Multnomah Village.

Williard VegaToday (Monday), my son and I geared up for an afternoon sail on our Cal 20 (tossed the outboard in the trunk, found all our gear, and drove out to the marina). Unfortunately, it decided to rain like crazy as soon as we got there, and and we had to bail even though the wind was great. We went to look at boats instead, and our favorite was a fun trawler/motor-sailor called a Willard Vega Horizon. 30 feet long, inside and outside steering, two levels, and a delightful rounded aft deck with integrated bench seating. I’m not much of a motor boat guy, but this would be a fun boat to explore the river with friends or do a week-long trip with the kids. Willards are known for having economical diesel per hour rates.

Tomorrow, back to the office!

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