Sunday, November 8, 2015

Coffeeneuring ride 6--Saturday November 7, 2015

A Get things done shorty ride kinda day

So, I have been watching the weather.  It's supposed to rain all day Sunday.  My son has a playoff football game today at 12:30 and has to be 20 miles away an hour early, so, we decided against riding to the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola after the football game, because it gets dark around what seems like 2PM here with the stupid time change.  My daughter is taking a Marine Science class for school online and needed pics and documentation of an area waterway, which is basically a mile behind our house in distance.  Solution?  Ride to the Pensacola Bay, get her pics and documentation, and stop at McDonalds on the way for two Frappes and a Caramel Mocha Cappuccino.  In 84 degree weather with the humidity looming at about 85 percent.  I probably would have been better off with a cold frappuccino, but the Caramel Mocha Cappuccino was excellent.

I have always loved McDonald's coffee.  Still do.  Always a staple whether it be the froo-froo stuff or just a simple cup o blackness.

My Caramel Mocha Cappuccino with the kiddo

MMMM.  Frappuccinos (they're filling)

A short, four miler round trip, but got this completed and Avery got her homework done all the same, so it's a win-win for all of us.  I'll have to update Amber and Joe's ride when they go, as he was working the Pensacola Blue Angels Air show this weekend. Those NAS Police folk definitely work tough shifts, as there were 30,000 folks on base today.

Avery gathering data for class
Sunset on the NAS Blue Angel tarmac

 We had the utter joy of having Joe escort us to the flightline on Friday night for the night show.  Although we usually get to experience the joy of camping in much cooler weather at Ft Pickens and view the show from the beach, this year's activities made us cancel.  However, the show was awesome, especially that Jet truck that did 320 mph on the runway.  A very cool evening to watch the show, and an even cooler escort to get to the VIP spots.  I have to admit, we were looked at a little funny by the folks on base as we weren't a four star general or anything, but for the easy in easy out with a view of the show at night, I surely was not complaining!  And, a big hearty THANK YOU to all Veterans this week for all you do and for your service--this includes you, Joe.

Rob and Jen have completed their sixth tandemneuring coffeeneuring ride.
Avery has completed her fifth, along with Joe and Amber who have yet to ride.  I'll update this when they get their ride in.

Joe and Amber's ride 6 was to Panera Bread in Gulf Breeze.  After working a LOT of hours for the Blue Angel Homecoming show, Joe was pretty tired but was still able to eek out a 12 miler with Amber for a spiced pumpkin latte and some black coffee with a hearty supply of sugared up Hunny buns for the ride back.  Ride 6 in the books for everyone but Avery.  She'll make up her short ride Saturday.

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