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Thursday, June 4, 2015

vintage tricycle

One of my favorite pictures of one of my sisters and I is on our tricycle.  I was pedaling and she was on the step behind me.  Last week my husband and I drove Northeast to some amish greenhouses.  We stopped at an antique store that is in an old 2 story farm house.  I found a tricycle very much like the one I had.  Mine might have been a bit larger but it still evoked so many memories.  I have a small flower bed in the back yard, trying to homey up our new place.   I put the question out on FB, refinish it or leave it rusty.  Rusty won.  I sanded it down some and put on a coat of clear varnish.  I really wanted to find handle grips but all I could find were bright pink.. okay for a new bike but not this old one.  I used black electric tape and some curly metal ribbon.  I also wanted to have a basket.  Again all plastics and just not right.  Walking through the store I found a metal basket intended for inside a kitchen sink. I attached it with white zip ties.   Works PEFECT!  
Heres my finished tricycle!   

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In July of 2014 we visited Peru and Bolivia.My hubby and adult son are going back this June 30th to walk the Inca  Trail.  We flew into Lima.  Met by our tour guide Victor, we collected our bags and met the rest of the group we would travel with for the next 7 days.

The first evening we walked down to the sea.  It was such a beautiful evening.

The long wall by the shore is decorated with mosaic

El Beso (the kiss)   Parque del Amor" (Love Park)
Every year they have a contest  to see who can hold the pose of the kissing couple.
The year we were there the winners had held the pose for 55 minutes!
Now THAT is a KISS to remember.

We spent the first day visiting the major sights in Lima.

Many of the apartments have a  beautiful ornate balcony

Palace of archbishop and Cathedral

built in 1535
The beautiful arched ceiling panels are wood so that they can move with earthquakes


I love visiting the old churches across the world.  Such beauty in the architecture!  
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