Sunday, April 06, 2014
DH and I just returned from the ATW in Andalusia, AL and what a great weekend. There were 33 this year, a good turnout, and the hosts did an outstanding job. We stopped by Gant Lake and did a little kayaking before the weekend started.
Dinner Thursday was at Hill top Steak and Seafood. Friday was our first ride and we chose the 26 mile option.
After the ride, we went kayaking at Frank Jackson State park. It rained on us, but it was plenty warm, so we still had fun.
Dinner Friday was at Larry's Barbecue. Saturday we did the 33 mile loop.
Never know what you will encounter on the road.
One of the local schools had messages on their fence made from Solo cups. I thought this is a great idea.
One couple had a wreck when a dog ran out in front of them and had to be taken to the hospital. When we got back to the hotel, DH went to the hospital to bring them back. They weren't seriously injured, but she does have a broken arm that will require surgery. The Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for us at Springdale house.
Dinner Sat night was at David's Catfish House. Sunday was raining, so we didn't ride, and after breakfast we packed up and headed home.
It was a great weekend, nice weather, good roads, wonderful people. I hope we have more rides like this one over the summer.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Due to various interruptions, we have not done much cycling this year. But we did go to WV and ride the Greenbriar Trail before by Quilt Retreat this month. We stayed in the Old Clark Inn B&B in Marlintin.
Tuesday morning was cool and drizzly, but we headed north up the trail to Cass.
The colors are just changing, and the views are beautiful.
We went through one tunnel that required us to turn on our lights.
The river is just the perfect backdrop for leaf peeping.
There are a lot of hikers along the trail and camp sites with water pumps are provided about every 12 miles.
We made it to Cass and the end of the trail. There is a RR museum in town, but we didn't visit it. We had to ride back to Marlinton and I was getting tired.
The sun had come out by the time we were headed back to Marlinton and it was warmer. The colors seemed to just pop out and the trail was fabulous.
After riding 49.8 miles, we arrived back at Marlinton happy, tired, and hungry. A quick clean up of the bikes, a shower for us, then off for dinner at the Greenbriar Gill and Lodge. The restaurant is located right on the river and has excellent sandwiches. I do recommend the Ruben.
Wednesday we rode south to Seebert. There is more development toward the south, but the views are just lovely.
It was only 21.6 miles to Seebert and back, but that was enough for me.
Thursday is off to Roaring Gap NC and Camp Cheerio for my quilt retreat. Pics to follow.
Life is good.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I'm running a bit behind, but wanted to share some pics of my youngest Grandson. He graduated from preschool and will start kindergarten next year. While his mom was washing his hair, he told her to "do a really good job, this is a big day for me".
They put on a nice show, the boys sang a "Robot" song.
I was glad we got to share his big day.
Life is good.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Last year our friend Cheryl purchased her hubby a guided kayak trip for 4 for his birthday. Well, due to surgery on his arms, our bike trips, and work schedules, he didn't get to take it till this week. We met our guides at Weiss Lake and traveled up the Little River (west branch, I think). We were his first group of the year, and he took the opportunity to bring some of his summer guides along for a training run. What delightful college students he has hired.
It was overcast most of the day, but no rain, temp was great, water was clear.
Traveling on the Little River.
Stopping for lunch.
Heading back to the launch.
There were bald eagles flying and we waited to see if we could get a picture. I didn't get one, but I think Paul did.
Great way to spend a day. We stopped at Chili's on the way home and had a great salad for dinner. We were ahead of the evening crowd and sat on the patio, so perhaps a group of disheveled kayakers weren't too disruptive.
Life is good.
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