Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wanna Ride?

It has been a spectacular run of beautiful weather, not just our week at camp but the following week when the kids were there.  It continued through today!  Wendy and Dan asked us to join them on a bike ride along the Eastern Trail.  Initially, we declined because there were chores we wanted to complete around the house and the AWS Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was tonight.  I was looking forward to saying "hi" to some of my favorite volunteer "peeps" and catching up.  Oh well, the best laid plans...

I was actually angry that I needed to CHOOSE between the two.  I'm not working, I have no real commitments, I don't want to have to choose between two different activities; I want to do them all.  It goes without saying, that's not always possible.  Bill finally made the decision that we needed to take advantage of this perfect weather and go riding.  

 So that's exactly what we did.

We met them behind Thornton Academy in Saco and rode the rail to the Scarborough Marsh.  We haven't traveled the entire Eastern Trail but this is our favorite section of the parts we have traveled.  We left around 3:15 with clear, blue skies, a light breeze and temps around 80.  We pedaled steadily for 7.5 miles and arrived at the marsh in under 50 minutes. It was a picture perfect day.

We took a short break, had a snack and snapped a few pictures (because a blog post is boring without pictures).

Photographic proof that they really rode their bikes ;o)

Time now for ICE CREAM at Bayley's (at least the route is uphill).

OMG!!! sea-salted caramel with hot fudge

More hot fudge
I can't remember what Wendy and Dan got but clearly they looked yummy!  More calories than we burned, that's for sure ;o(

The ride back to the car took about the same amount of time, partly due to the fact that I stopped to take pictures 
We've been keeping an eye on this rock wall/pathway project
and some of us stopped twice to pick wild black raspberries, a tasty fall treat!  
Sweet treat close to trail's edge

Some of the bushes were loaded!

 Wendy even saved a few and shared them with Bill when we caught up to him.

This is a nice, easy ride, mostly flat and takes about 45-55 minutes.  So glad Wendy and Dan were interested in spending time at the end of their vacation with us and glad Bill made the decision to skip dinner and enjoy a beautiful, late August day.

Life is soooo good!

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