After a short hiatus from their adventures, Captain and Poopsie are back on the jet setting trail. Captain wanted to show his manliness to Poopsie by riding 100 miles on his mountain bike. As you know, Poopsie likes mountain biking but she doesn’t LOVE mountain biking; at least not the way Captain loves mountain biking.
Captain asked Poopsie to be his support team for the race. Poopsie happily obliged and got to work planning her outfits for the race.
Here’s the initial list:
Ride to Flagstaff
Pearls, cotton T, monogrammed sweater, Bermuda shorts espadrilles.
Capri pants, Tory Burch flip-flops, pin-point Oxford, and diamond studs (I know, I know, but we are going to a “bar” for dinner.) we’re going to Flagstaff not Montauk.
Well, that’s where things changed a little bit. The race got canceled. Northern Arizona has had a considerable amount of rain and the trails were just to wet to take a beating from 4,000 riders.
But that didn’t stop Captain and Poopsie from getting away for the weekend! We kept our our hotel reservations and drove up to Flagstaff anyway!
We arrived in the late afternoon, checked into our hotel and got right on the trail for a quick ride to stretch our legs. Poopsie’s legs were spent from her Barre 3 class earlier that morning but the right was right up her alley: winding, green, and with a full suspension bike, lots of fun.
That evening Captain and Poopsie met some friends at a delicious restaurant called: Criollo. We had a lovely meal with superb cocktails and delicious food. After that Captain and Poopsie snuggled themselves to sleep.
The next morning, Captain went on an early mountain bike ride with a friend while Poopsie woke up at a leisurely pace. Poopsie knew that this was her chance to get some studying done so she found the Campus Coffee Bean ordered cafe au lait and settled in for a stellar 3.5 hours of studying.
After determining that her brain was full, Poopsie picked up Captain and they had a delicious lunch at Flagstaff Brewing Company. That beer you see there: Bell’s Oberon!!! The burger: pear, bleu cheese and a balsamic glaze. It was then determined that a nap was in order. Why? Because the boys are safe are with their wonderful sitter 4 hours away!
We had grand plans to hike after our nap but woke up too late. We made reservations at a fantastic restaurant called Coppa Cafe.
That is an Italian Brut Rose and a Chamay Dubbel you see. I wish I had taken more pictures because this meal was easily top 5 favorite meals EVER! From the service to the food, Coppa Cafe was outstanding! Upon leaving the meal with a dewey glow Poopsie was thrilled after another dining experience with Captain.
The next morning Captain loaded the bikes for one last quick ride. It was a beautiful morning and Captain was helpful as always with constructive tips to ensure Poopsie’s safety. However, Poopsie got a little too confident and tumbled over her handle bars. A few bruises never scared her though. It’s all part of the experience.
After that great ride, we had to hit the road back to reality. Though it was only a few short days, the experience was delightful and we can’t wait to do it all again. Though we love our little maniacs, we need our time away to be a couple.