After a lovely afternoon spent cleaning my apartment and talking to my cats, I hopped on the Surly to head to the Quarter for an early dinner and then a movie with friends in the Treme. Oh, it was so nice to ride around today, nowhere to be and nothing to do. And the rain didn’t even start until I was where I wanted to be. It just felt perfect–nope, I don’t want to trade with anybody. I was zipping up Dumaine when I noticed this beautiful yellow flowering tree out front of this cute house with the green shutters. I don’t know, it was just so pretty. It is the end of December and we’ve got flowers like this blooming all over the city! My ride home featured a flat tire, unfortunately. But today I was prepared with a spare tube and a hand pump. I always mean to be prepared, but today I actually was. It was just that kind of day. I’m flying to Boise, ID tomorrow for Christmas with family, so won’t be riding my bike until next week. Fortunately, I’ll be back and my bike and the city will still be here. Enjoy the holiday, and I’ll see you on the other side.