Its nice to be responsible for changing someones mood….and today was no exception. After a long day at the office, Anthony was feeling a bit tired…it was one of those days when the clock was either slowing down, or possibly going backwards….but once the work day was over, he grabbed his gear, pushed me out of the garage, started me up…..and smiled. Then after climbing on and heading down the driveway, the smile grew bigger….and off we went.
It wasn’t a long ride today, but it was a good one. It began with an incident that almost resulted in some pain for an over enthusiastic dog who ran out at us from the foot path, eventually the owner stopped it and pulled the dog back when it was within roughly 2 feet of us…..thankfully there was no contact.
So after that we headed north for one of our coastal runs, admiring the sights of late afternoon southern Gold Coast….there were lots of active people out today…..there were the walkers, the runners, the middle-aged guys who looked like they were about to have a heart attack, the mums and dads pushing prams with bike or scooter riding kids behind them, there were the bike riders, the skateboarders, and the posers dressed in their expensive exercise attire, but not really breaking a sweat as they strolled along listening to their ipods or talking on their phones….
There were a few motorcyclists and scooter riders as well, while the rest of the road users were commuters heading home from a day at work, soccer-mum’s in SUVs or tradies in their utes, with a beer in their hand, cruising along on their way home….
But for Anthony and I, it was a chance to get out and enjoy the fresh air, enjoy the smells, sounds and sights of the coast, and do it all with a big smile. The one thing that would have completed the journey would have been to have Scooter Girl along for the ride too…..but there is always next weekend!!
This week’s winner of Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week is another actress from the US. She is known for roles in movies such as Panic Room, The Messengers, Into the Wild, and most recently, Twilight.
She was born and raised in LA and she is an avid surfer and guitarist. She is Kristen Stewart.