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|
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|
|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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