Monday, September 5, 2011

greasy spoons and adventure belts

For our first morning ride with the kid's bike trailer we peddled over to Driftwood restaurant.  A local greasy spoon that boasts yummy pancakes, just what my girl was craving.  The pancakes weren't to her liking, but the potatoes and eggs were very good and the atmosphere couldn't feel more local.   It was nice to walk in and see familiar faces and friendly smiles.  

Leaving breakfast we rode past this building.  It felt like an extension of the sea and sky.  So beautiful.

We arrived home to a package from Los Angeles.  In it were handmade Adventure Belts for the kids, made by the amazing Liza (Poppy's mom).  Henry refused to model for me, Greta on the other hand is hardly without hers making it easy to capture the awesomeness of this gift.   

We've also received in the mail books, photos, and sweet letters from friends back home.  They mean more than anyone can imagine.  We love to travel and are happy to take advantage of these once in a lifetime opportunities, but feelings of homesickness come up from time to time.  So we thank our dear friends for their gifts and thoughtfulness.

I'd also like to ask for some recommendations for new music that we can add to our library.  Something that might be fitting for our Marblehead soundtrack.  Any suggestions?  We like all types of music, as long as it's easy to listen to, not too depressing, feel good, folksy, hipster, funky, electronic,old, new... we also love music from all around the world.  So, do share!


Misha Lulu said...

that is an awesome belt!
I am glad you guys are having fun!

Peggy Ray said...

Wow! I need a belt like that for all my missing things! Who made it? I think a new item could go on someone's etsy site. Great pix... fantastic colors. I can't believe Hen's not going for the belt.

lamediterrània said...

Well if you like some intercultural music...I highly recommend Manel and Antònia Font. You won't understand the lyrics because they are in Catalan, but I like their music and arrangements.
Aaand one of my last discoverings from the FIB, Beirut. Their music is... I don't know,it fits.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

what a belt!
and agree with mar : beirut, but you got to like it (and i might be on the other side of liking), but it may just be proper for marblehead, hey?
i'd love to have a cuppa and a greasy lunch over at ---, we could sit, and taaaaaaaaaaaaalk...

Anonymous said...

Rachel. This time, I'm very serious about getting it done and to you. Email me your address and I will send you a mix.