|Last Sunday we set out to do some farmers market shopping on our bikes with a quick stop at a coffee shop to feed my habit. I do better at the market with some caffeine in me. We rode down and turned the corner where street vendors were set up to catch the church crowd when they headed home a little latter. This activity seems to have at least tripled from the single tamale vendor a few years back. Seems there are lots more church goers there days but that is just a guess.|
The coffee shop is busier these days too as it has an ambience and spacious setting that seems to appeal. Large groups of Sunday bike riders roll in to fill the place with bright colors before racing off to some other destination. Too bad many of them seem to drive here first.
My coffee did the trick and I even had time to discover and bookmark an intriguing review of the recent history and culture in Indonesia for further reading later. No easy subject to cover.
Heading out the now much busier door we circled the block to get back to the large open farmers market held under the freeway. We passed through the same vendor intersection and found a huge tree limb had come down and now effectively blocked to car lanes and the bike lanes along side. Somehow no one was hurt although one car was pinned in by the limb. The heaviest part of the fallen tree was right where we had been just moments before!
We squeezed by a little shook by the close call we didn't see coming and then headed on to the market for lots of fruit and vegetables. When we came back to the intersection a policeman was directing traffic and all the churchgoers were marveling at the big limb on the road. Traffic was slow to get out of the area except for those of us on bikes. The food cart vendors did very good business that day.
Pay attention to the open skies, you never know what's coming down.
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