What blissful effort looks like

On the first day of vacation, I rented this beaut. Her gears were limited but her determination was great.

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Her basket remained empty, the backpack strapped to my body. Together, “Townie” and I headed up.

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I stopped a few times to dismount and push Townie upward.

Sometimes, I would stop to take pictures (like this one) …

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to remind me how far I had traveled away from town.

Once, I stopped to take a flower-selfie:

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I continued my climb.

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When I reached my goal, there was nothing left to do but zip down, view the geese in the wetlands …

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and park my bike at the Corner in front of the rental store.

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It was time to say goodbye to the basket with the invisible Toto, and to the bike itself.

With three clicks of my heels, the week had passed. Home was waiting.

 

Weekly photo prompt: Corner

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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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