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Bit parts

March 15th, 2013 by Joyce · 1 Comment

This month C&D are learning to get bit parts on the local network news stations: The reporter caught us watching a llama costume show. Like most animals, llamas and alpacas usually aren’t tolerant of having anything on their heads or around their legs; the contest demonstrated the training and calm disposition of the llamas. Llamas […]

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On the TV, too

March 7th, 2013 by Joyce

Today, while C&D were getting ready for the morning, a local news station was discussing one of their favorite people: Pedestrian Pete. To help explain who Pedestrian Pete was, the local news station took clips from our walk last year and inserted them into the story. C&D were happy to see their friend on the […]

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Hermann Park with a friend

December 21st, 2012 by Joyce

As it was the day of the solstice, we waited for the sun to shine through the ball at the top of the gnomon.  Of course it was cloudy right at noon, but we waited around a bit and the clouds cleared enough to see the beam shining through.  Wikipedia says had we a white […]

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Election Day

November 7th, 2012 by Joyce

Several days ago, I was driving C&D back toward home from dance class and stopped at a red light in front of our local early voting polling location.  The polling location parking lot was full, so while I sat at the light I watched people of all shapes and ages and colors and dress enter […]

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Bike rack

May 13th, 2012 by Joyce · 2 Comments

New bike rack and an old pannier on the bikes we bought at Bikesport this spring.  David’s bike rack is on its way. Our helmet-hat contraptions are made by DaBrim.  They’re a beast in the wind, but for city trips on the side streets they work very well. David is allowed to speed down a […]

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Going Dutch

May 11th, 2012 by Joyce

As Matt pulls the Xtracycle down the street on the way from the hardware store, a man walking his dog yells out, "Are y’all DUTCH or somethin’?" We’re flattered!

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Use Your Feet with Pedestrian Pete

May 8th, 2012 by Joyce · 2 Comments

One of the reasons we moved to this neighborhood is that we would be able to walk and bike more than we could in our old neighborhood. At the time, we were expecting a new light rail line a block over with a series of improvements for pedestrian access though the neighborhood.  Six years later, […]

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