Friday, September 30, 2011

What Good is a Dead Battery?

Our second day of touring took us through the Scenic Marine Drive,
also known as Dallas Road, eventually turning into Beach Drive.
We decided that we could share the road with other motorists.
I sort of liked sharing the highway with the wealthy ocean beach property owners.

As I rounded the first bend...I could no longer find my partner.
He was gone...
So, I decided I needed to capture these photos.

I was totally oblivious to his plans...I just saw these ocean shore lines and board walks which fascinated me.

Rounding yet another corner...gearing down and cycling up, yet another hill.
I'll admit...I walked up some hills.
But that just rationalized my need for making frequent stops.

Obviously, there is a difference in cycling with someone who's hard core and determined
or cycling with someone who's mesmerized by the photo opportunities.

Finally I found myself by a yacht club...thinking about trading in our business for a yacht.

It didn't take long and I was dreaming about
sailing off into the warm Pacific waters and never returning, or at least for a day.

Finally I perched myself on a rock, found a Starbucks, and reviewed my map.
Did he have the map? No..Who carried the backpack? Me!
Then I decided to TEXT him...wondering if he was even concerned about me.

But there, in the distance I spotted him...He had found his dream home. 

Yes,..he loved the flower beds...and was dreaming.

He found his beach front property.
I think he had been waiting here quite a while...
He gave me a squeamish look.
He said....

"I can't go any further, my battery is dead."

I smiled...thinking how he could of well preserved the battery more efficiently.
While I walked up the hills,  his battery used up it's energy.

When we finally caught up with each other and we enjoyed  lunch at Smuggler's Cove,
 had some good laughs, as we boarded the bus again with the right change this time.

Two Dreamers, riding side by side.....after 38 years.


  1. I believe I could fall right into both of your dreams. My goodness! The scenery is awesome - and so are your photos.

    Have fun!

  2. Loved this post! I would have been stopping for photos and dreaming too. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, and made me wonder why I've never seen that part of Vancouver're giving me ideas about vacations : )

  3. Beautiful Marg! I walked this road with my sisters last April. That is quite the dream house!

  4. I'm passing through some of the blogs and thought id stop and say hello. And i hope that you folks have a very nice fall weekend. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

  5. It's so beautiful, isn't it? That's one of my Thursday walks, and my favorite.
    I think that I'm more your sort of cyclist than your husband's!

  6. I'm laughing at this post...(I've laughed more than 4 times today already!). It totally reminds me of our biking experience in Whistler...where we managed to get separated and ONE of us had the backpack with the map and two cellphones. Not a good idea! So glad you were re-united...on your 38th anniversary celebration.

  7. Dead battery or not, your life sounds like it is fully charged up and you live it to the full. God bless!

  8. What beautiful scenery! I'm glad that you are 38 years and still going strong (even if our batteries do wear out occasionally.)

  9. I've had similar dreams - sailing around the Pacific islands for 6 months or so. Sounds so idyllic - until I think about storms. Maybe better to just read about it :)

  10. You both have a real sense of adventure and fun spunk in you. I love Dallas road....many a time as teens we cycled those roads.....why don't we go back? Maybe we should go with you on your next cycle in that area....with an extra battery.


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