With Davan's Love Always show going on over Mother's Day weekend - in fact, the last day of shows followed up by a cast party - we did not really do the Mother's Day thing on Mother's Day. I suggested that we go backpacking the following weekend and call it our Mother's Day celebration. Anthony's job was to find a route for us.
Well, we ended up not doing that. I've been having an ankle issue (no idea what I did to it originally) that got to it's worst point just before Mother's Day. While it's, thankfully, on the mend now, it wasn't up for three days of trekking around with a loaded pack.
We kicked around the idea of a bike camping trip, but Anthony wasn't able to come up with a good game plan for that. Finally, we opted to go to my parents' for the weekend. Yeah, they live in town (more or less) and yeah, that wasn't what we'd been planning, but it sort of was.
You see, they live about 30 miles away. We rode there, on a route that gave us 35 miles of bike riding, on Friday. Then we did a day ride on Saturday over in their neck of the woods. On Sunday, we rode home. It was a really nice weekend and much easier than camping, although I have mixed feelings about not just doing the camping.
I got to ride my fast bike because we we didn't need to carry much. I made Anthony ride his commuter with the rack and panniers as it was for Mother's Day and all. My mom even joined us for Saturday's 40 miler.
We got in some nice, fun rides and got to spend time with two of our favorite people. All-in-all, it was a winning Mother's Day celebration.