Still getting in some riding. It was supposed to get near 50 degrees, but it was still pretty chilly at 43 when we went out. I was pinked up for riding!
I will make that the pink picture of the day, even though I already did this jacket, it’s so pink it deserves another one 😀
I did have to wear another jacket over this because it was pretty cold. We decided to ride to the lake for an afternoon coffee. There are still some fall colors going on. It’s past peak, but still pretty:
Someone has a cute pumpkin display. I doubt these will last until Halloween, though.
I was taking a lot of pictures today. Sometimes I told John I was stopping and other times I didn’t. You can see him as the little orange dot in the center of this picture.
The lake was so wonderfully uncrowded now that the tourists are gone. It was breezy and chilly, but still good to see it.
We hopped over to Cafe Vero for our treat and sat by the warm fire!
It was hard to leave this cozy spot and go back out into the cold to get home 😀
Most of the reds and oranges are gone, but the yellow leaves can be so pretty, too.
Cold Lori, but Happy Lori:
We ended up with 20 miles on the day, which is great for late October! I’ll take it.
Some progress on the door/headboard. I spent all that time stripping the varnish off and I ended up with the problem I was worried about, which was being able to stain the new trim to match the old door. I tried 3 different stains and just could not get them to match, so I will be painting the door. Oh well. I could have had this done a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to see if I could match the stains. Here is the trim on the door:
It doesn’t look as mismatched in the pic as in real life. The door has a very reddish color to the wood and even with cherry stain I could not get it to match. Then I tried a really dark stain for all the pieces and the door wouldn’t soak up very much stain. I do really like the trim, though!
The door will an off white with some antiquing glaze. Or that is the plan, anyway 😀 I was hoping to get done with it by the end of the month, but I will be squeaking it out if I make it!