Tuesday, July 5, 2011

....While Riding my Bicycle....

So, one day at our neighbor's garage sale, there were bunches of awesome old cruiser bikes for sale. We got two of them. One is a very cool rusty red color with a very, very large bike basket on it. The other one... not as cool. The seat was waaaaaay to high for anyone to sit on it (makes you wonder how tall the owner of it was...), it had had around three paint jobs, and it didn't have a basket. Well, I am in need of a bike. I don't have one right now so I asked my dad if I could have it and if we could fix it up, and I have some pictures to show how it turned out, all the way from what it looked like before to how it looks now.... enjoy :)

Here's the before picture. In this picture the seat has been shortened, so sadly you don't get to see the seat when it was at a ridiculous height.

Then my dad and I sanded some of the layers of paint and rust away.

Then my dad spray painted the frame in vintage-y blue and green...

And this is the amazing finished product!!!! While I was at camp, my parents got me an awesome bike basket and a sweeeeeeet bell :) It's so fun to ride, and I'm so glad I have it.

Oh yeah, I want to tell you where the title for this post came from. I was looking up bicycle quotes when I came across this one: "I thought of that while riding my bicycle." -Albert Einstein
I just really liked it :)



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Camp.... Oh, what joy it brings!

So, as I said on my last post (or on a comment... I forget which one) I went to a summer camp for a week. And guess what? I took LOTS of pictures!!!! I had a wonderful time with my two best friends ever, Kenzie and Cam, at Clydehurst Christian Camp..... Here are some pictures, sorry if some of them are blurry, I'm not very good at taking pictures. Here goes......

This is on the bus ride there.... I kindly will not post the funny picture of us.

We built an AMAZING lean-to as a cabin. It was HUGE. And it didn't really look like a lean-to, more like a giant teepee made out of sticks....

We went on a hike to this beautiful waterfall called Trinity Falls, where we proceeded to jump in the coldest water I think my body has ever been in, but it was the greatest experience ever!!!!!! I will admit though that I am a wimp and I did not dunk my head in the water, but I did go in about up to my belly button.... :)

.... We got many drinks from Old Facefull and Old Nosefull, but sadly I didn't get any pictures of Old Nosefull. Kenzie is extremely photogenic in this picture :)

We went to chapel and sang lots of fun songs, and had many great times.....

..... And we had very, very, very dirty feet :)

I only wish I could put all of my pictures on my blog, but that would be far too long of a blog post. All I can say then is that we had a magnificent time, a crazy time, a fun time, and a time filled with friends, old and new :) I am such a lucky person to have such good friends!!!!!