Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Nice Long Weekend







It was so nice to have a four day weekend.  We got together with family, did some work around the house and then by Monday, we decided to get the bike out and go for our first bike ride of the season.  We're a little late, but have been busy and the weather has been more rainy than usual.  The weather was wonderful and so we went for a long ride and found a walking path along the river that was shady and peaceful.  So, it turned into a bike/walk ride.  It was nice to be alone with Chuck and to be out amongst nature.  We have a greenbelt that runs throughout the city where we can bike, walk, or jog.  A large portion of it is along the river which is so pretty and home to many birds and wildlife.  On this walk we saw some swans and geese.  We also got into some interesting conversation with an older couple who told us they had lived on a sailboat for many years.  What an adventurous lifestyle that would be!  We shared with them about raising a large family which was our adventure and then we parted ways richer for our conversation.  We arrived home, refreshed, a little tired and looking forward to our next bike ride.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Nothing quite like a 4 day weekend! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What wonderful photos. Thanks so much for stopping by. I read you have 11 children and 16 grands. That is terrific. My husband is one of ten children. He is the next to last child and last boy.

Julie said...

Must have been nice to get out, just the two of you! Looks like a peaceful time! Great pictures!