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As you may recall, I was recently the VERY lucky winner of La Cartera’s People’s Summer Choice Hobo Handbag.

I was so excited when I won, then I received the bag in the mail and it was BEAUTIFUL!


I love the wonderfully happy fabric (YAY COLOR) and matching zips.

In addition to the big outside pocket you can see above, there’s a smaller zippered pocket on the other side, which is the perfect size for my phone.  Handy!


And this nifty divided pocket inside:


I love that this bag has lots of zippered storage for your stuff.  I don’t know about anybody else, but my bags tend to take a far amount of rough treatment–I bang them into things, drop them on the floor, haul them onto trains, planes, and automobiles– and it’s nice to know I’m not going to lose anything important.

So I took the bag on its first road trip!


This is me at Palouse Falls State Park!

My partner and I stopped there while out providing support to the cyclists doing our local 400k and 600k rides.

It’s a pretty amazing place.  You drive for miles through rolling grassland and wheat fields, then turn off onto a dirt road for a mile or two and suddenly come upon this:




And a marmot, too!


Many thanks to my lovely partner for the pics of me and many more to La Cartera!