I took today off from work, mainly because I have way too much PTO saved up and because I wanted to finish my Christmas shopping (win!). Biked from Uptown up to Northpark Mall. For a Friday afternoon, it was pretty damn packed. Congested hallways, long lines, slow-walking people (I hate very little more than I hate slow-walking people) But, you know, girl's gotta do.
Swinging around through the parking lot, though, I could go a whole hell of a lot faster than anyone on four wheels. They were all so wary of each other and so stressed by the holidays and this that and the other and wheeee there I went!
Plus, then I hopped on over to Half Price Books and got a lovely little surprise along the way. I took Park to cross 75 and then jumped on through the Park Lane shops (I think that's what they're called, anyway). It's a lot easier than riding down Greenville and much prettier. But then I turned a corner and TADA!!
Food truck central! There were, like, eight of them parked there. It was brilliant.
So, that's another reason to ride. The surprises you'd never find in a car :)