Monday, August 10, 2009

Beautiful

My job tried to kill me in a battle today. I won. There were almost casualties though! The pictures below are from the remainder of our weekend.

My new nephew - can also double as a heater. No need for a blanket, just hold the little guy!


Sunday I rode up around Morro Bay. Obviously I am from down south - I was the only person on a bike without a jacket and arm warmers. Remember - it is AUGUST!!! Coastal fog is cold!

But the sights were amazingly beautiful!

There are two deer in this picture - look close.

This was at the top of one of my canyon climbs and made it worth the effort.

Happy riding!

13 comments:

t-odd said...

Foggy but beautiful! Those little guys put out a lot of heat (and a lot of other stuff, too.) Doesn't your uterus ache with him so close to it. (Do we see a visit from the stork in the future? Huh? Huh?)

Charisa said...

HAHA - no way, you can't take those tiny people on bike rides with you for multiple hours :)

Tawnee said...

That is so beautiful--the baby and the riding :) Isn't it nice to have a change of scenery on the bike? And there's no better way to explore a new place!

Thanks so much for the invite to your house, I will definitely take you up on that soon! However, I'll leave Dirk's workouts to you, Ian an the crew haha.

GoBigGreen said...

Aww you have to borrow the little guy come fall and winter! I have ridden back into San Diego from the hills and i totally know what you are talking about. Brr...especially when you are all sweaty.

Teresa said...

Cute baby and gorgeous ride! Yes, arm warmers, time to roll them out!

tn

Mama Simmons said...

You look nervous holding your nephew. ;) But don't worry- when you decide its time to have a kid, your husband can watch him while you're out on your long bike rides. You just have to negotiate for that beforehand... when he sees what a pain in the ass it is to be pregnant, he'll agree to whatever you ask!! :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Your nephew is an adorable little bundle!

I can back you up on coastal fog being cold - bone chilling kind of cold.

Hope work is better tomorrow...

ADC said...

Great pics Charisa - don't worry I won't make any baby 'jokes'.

D10 said...

Your nephew is adorable! Looks like you had another beautiful ride.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I love your riding pictures! I am so jealous of all the great biking/running you have there in California!

Running and living said...

The baby stage is the easy part - they sleep a lot. When they get older, you can carry them on the bike in one of those bike seats, or in a baby carrier, like my husband has done until our son turned 3. Also, have you read all that research about how post baby women get faster???? Ana-Maria

Runner Leana said...

Aw, your nephew is adorable. I'm pretty fond of being an aunt too. Poopy diaper? Back to your parents you go!!

Looks like you got some gorgeous riding in this weekend!

Meg Runs said...

Now please, do not be offended because I'm speaking of ALL babies, even Kaleb, but don't babies have a gnome-like quality to them? Minus the beards, of course.