bikes, a picnic + Cleveland

Slightly obsessed with this photo of Jeff. It’s the lock screen on my phone. *Insert a million heart emojis.*

The weather is finally warming up again in Ohio. I feel like I’ve probably said that five times already by now but this great state keeps doing that awesome thing where it’s warm then all of a sudden the temperatures drop like crazy and we have a second, third or forth winter. It’s a wild ride but it makes you appreciate the warm weather even more.

Jeff and I have been really really bad about riding our bikes this year. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve ridden in the last few months. It honestly makes me feel a little bit guilty. I definitely miss it. I want so badly to get back into biking as regularly as I used to. Since it finally is warming up, hopefully for good this time,  I suggested we go on a bike ride / picnic date to get the ball rolling.

We biked to a secluded spot along the river. It was the perfect place to
take a break, and have a picnic. We watched as boats and rowers made
their way across the river. Rowing is apparently a really huge thing here. Must of had fifteen groups of them go by!
Some geese and their babies joined us for a bit, coming just close
enough to hiss at us a whole bunch. The sun set slowly and treated us to a most beautiful golden
hour. Sometimes I still can’t believe I live here. It’s like the
absolute furthest thing from where I grew up but somehow it fits so
perfectly for me. I can’t get over the fact that I can just hop on my
bike and three miles away watch the sunset across downtown Cleveland. We
aren’t the grandest city, but we’re definitely something special. As much as I daydream about running away to the desert I can’t imagine living anywhere else but here.

For our picnic, Jeff made us sandwiches which I really wish y’all could taste through the screen. I’ve never been all that crazy about lunch meat but I would have to say Jeff showed me the way. These sandwiches are a super simple food made gourmet. That boy can pick some fiiiine ingredients! Drinks? Those are my strong point. I picked up some Milo’s Cafe Style Tea in two flavors, green citrus tea, and sweet tea. This is the first summer of my life where I actually like sweet tea. Do you guys get jealous of drinks other people really love but your taste buds don’t appreciate yet? I definitely do. Coffee was one of those things, sweet tea and lemonade too. I’ve come around to all of them. FINALLY. These new teas are affordable, organic, and made with no preservatives, additives or acids.  We nearly polished off the whole bottle. Bike rides make me incredibly thirsty and this stuff is so refreshing! Use the store locator to find where to purchase near you. If you’re in CLE, Steelyard WalMart carries it! PS. They’ll be located in the refrigerated juice + dairy section since it’s all natural!

I ended up getting a flat tire, and we had to walk back home after eating but it was seriously such a gorgeous evening that I didn’t even mind. I’m pretty sure picnics in this spot will need to be a regular thing for us!

Cheers to you, Cleveland! I’m so glad to have moved here.

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Pollinate Media Group® and Milo’s Tea, but all opinions are my own.
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