Birthday Weekend

It's always a bit more fun when your birthday lands on a weekend.  Since this year was a big one for Terry, we had hoped to take a few days off work and go to California or at least Moab.  We left things until the last minute due to work projects and by the time Friday rolled around, it was easier to stay put.  We still plan on officially celebrating one of these upcoming weekends, but had a great weekend with warm temps and lots of bicycling.

This is #17 Birdhouse with Snow Load
This winter continues to amaze me. After the big storm rolled thru on Leap Day and we thought Winter might be giving it a go, the sun came out and early Spring arrived.  The birds are back and eating thru the seed, the snow is melting, and the temps are in the 40-50s.  The abrupt weather changes played havoc with my sinuses and made for some miserable days.  We went to the final University of Utah Women's Basketball game on Saturday afternoon but I could only clap (no screaming) as the Utes rolled over Oregon.  I had done too much yelling at the Jazz game the night before and had no voice left.

On Sunday, Terry rode over 50miles and I opted for a neighborhood hike.  I hadn't been on a mailbox photo mission for at least 2 weeks and with the recent snow, I finally had an opportunity to see mailboxes in winter mode.  If the warm weather keeps up, I'll have to keep Mailbox Monday going another year in order to show what really happens to the mailboxes on a normal winter.  I did get several shots, so keep an eye on the page to see the carnage.

Birthday Balloon Surprise at Cycling Class
We had a perfect birthday weekend considering we delayed our trip and lost an hour Sunday morning.  We had a relaxing Friday night with take-out pizza and caught up on the week's worth of cycling races via European internet feeds.  More races on Saturday and Sunday morning.  The first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico was in the same Italian town we've vacationed in, so it was a blast seeing the guys ride the same roads we've ridden.  We spent the afternoons getting in some good mileage and soaking in the sunshine.  Evenings were all about eating, relaxing, and compression tights.  Can't ask for much more on your birthday.
Guardsman Climb
Deer Valley Ski Lift in Background
Gorgeous Day - What a perfect Birthday Ride!