This money saving tactic has it's pluses and minuses. For me, personally, I am a fan of being home, so I find it hard to come up with many "pluses". To avoid cracking totally, I'm trying as best as I can to find the pluses of each place we go and each activity I do.
Other than being at a ski area, in a super fancy hotel, a plus of staying in PA was this Bakery in Emmaus. Wow! My most favorite bakery ever. Gluten free goodies, vegan goodies, and goodies for normal people who eat normal stuff.
The plus of it being so hot and sweaty in PA? When you sit down, you make a chamois sweat heart on the bench. Then you can send it to your fiance who you haven't seen in forever.
Finally, after 5 days of hanging out in PA we got to race in Philly. It was fun and it was hard. I won the sprinter prize and got some cool swag. My little Liberty Bell trophy is a keeper for sure. Super cool!
I also happen to like Tulsa. I'd say it's my favorite city. I know my way around, we have some pretty sweet friends and friends of the team here, we're well taken care of, there's good coffee shops and restaurants, and the riding is pretty dang good.
I saw this little guy on my bike ride yesterday. I've never seen a turtle in the "wild".
For now, I'll continue to make the best of my downtime. Ride bikes, chill out, find coffee shops, and have fun.