I haven't written about our rides lately - nothing new going on. I am certainly getting stronger and faster and our distances have been getting longer. For the past couple of rides we have gone to Livermore and had breakfast, meandered around a bit and headed home before the heat hits.
Today we were riding around some new streets and stopped in at a thrift shop. I was happy to find a round
I bought one for Ally for her 4th or 5th birthday - it was Ally Alligator - they all had names and little stories. She loved that thing. People were amazed that I would let her play with it and "gasp" take off the tag! I didn't buy into the whole collectible, worth-a fortune thing but I'm sure some poor soul was holding onto them all this time and finally gave up and shipped them down to the thrift shop where they lie dusty and ignored in the back.
I still have a whole set of nautical themed plates my MIL left to me - she was sure they would be valuable - the whole "Franklin Mint" thing. They are in our storage and maybe someday I will donate them and hope they find a home. I always think about the stuff I donate and where it ends up and if it gives someone the pleasure I felt today when I found that little globe and started making plans to transform it. I hope the Beanie Babies find a happy home and the kids like them as much as ally liked her alligator.
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