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Well. Boulder is officially brown until next spring. The green hills and wildflowers were nice while they lasted! As much as I love this place, I have come to relish my annual fix of New England greenness and water. Last summer when I bought a new mountain bike, I sent my old bike home for Mom to ride. Luckily, she kept her old bike, so when I go home, we can play!

Even on her ancient Stumpjumper, Mom cruises.
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It's not raining, and it's not hot! Yesssssss.
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Steeped in Revolutionary War history.
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In avoiding an annoying mud hole, we came out here.
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Just a little bit of literary history, too.
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That evening, friends came over for a New England feast. I requested "loabstah", since it had been years. It is still strawberry season, and that means homemade pie. All that in conjunction with a screened in back porch=heaven on a summer evening.

We then loaded up and headed to Vermont.

This was my steed for the week. We brought "my" bike, but after 3 sessions a day on the water, it was all I could do to crawl back to the room for a nap.
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When the water is this nice...........
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How could I post without an interesting flower for scorpionwoman?
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After a week of vacation bliss (aka 3-a-days), it was time to make the trek back to Massachusetts. Luckily, I had time for one more fun mt bike ride. We headed over to a local state park, which has the dual bonus of fun trails and an ice cream stand. Even when the kid is 41 going on 42, it's still a sweet reward at the end of a great parent-kid bonding ride. This was also really fun because some of the trails have slightly techy sections that we were able to work on. I thought that they were pretty easy, but my mom was psyched out. So we practiced. She definitely responds to "Ma, you gotta be able to ride this stuff." We are planning a White Rim trip for the fall and she definitely has the fitness--just needs to work on confidence when riding over rocks. I think we got off to a good start.
 

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Wow, you guys saw some incredible stuff on that ride!

Looks like a lovely area, in addition to all the history. And be sure to tell your mom that she looks *fantastic*!
 

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Wow, you guys saw some incredible stuff on that ride!

Looks like a lovely area, in addition to all the history. And be sure to tell your mom that she looks *fantastic*!
The New England woods are full of interesting artifacts. It was very illuminating to take a history of New England class in college to learn about the past of these places that I took completely for granted.

My mom rocks, for certain. That's not a very flattering photo, actually. I was working to keep up on the straight, flat sections. I can't believe how lucky I am!
 
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