What a day

This being Columbus Day weekend, the boys are off from school. Friday was a superintendent's day (no school, and don't get me started on that) and Monday they have off for the holiday. We're trying to pack in as much family fun as we can over 4 days. And I'm trying to find a little school time.

Today we went on a bike ride called the Quilt Run. It was SUPPOSED to be a ride where we go on country roads and look at painted quilt squares put up on the barns of farmers. All of the squares have a story and you could have done either a guided tour or there's a cell tour where you call a cell number, put in a code, and get the story. We met Ellen's sister-in-law, niece, and niece's husband up there this morning at about 10 with our bikes and started pedaling. The entire route was about 21 miles and we did about 15 of it.

It had to be one of the best rides we ever did. It was a nice easy pace. We stopped when we felt like it. We were near Lake Ontario so we stopped by the lake and checked out the waves (very choppy today). About halfway through the ride, we were enjoying just being out and riding so much, we forgot to look for the quilt squares! Ellen found this ride easier than a shorter one we took about a week ago. Both boys were with us and they did great. We bought Christopher a new mountain bike about a week ago and he'd been dying to try it out. He LOVED it. Afterwards we all went out to lunch and just hung out for a while. All in all, a very fun day.

Next up, tomorrow we're going to do a day trip to Niagara Falls (American side) and Monday is Mountain Bike riding at a local park with single track trails. Ellen's niece is meeting us out there for that as well.

Right now I need to get a little school work done, and more tomorrow night and Monday night. However, I'm fairly well caught up and right now waiting for my teammates on a paper to do their part. So it's off to check in and get some reading done. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!


Jude said…
Why am I not surprised that you're ahead and waiting on your team mates for school work... you da bomb!

Sounds like a lovely bike ride and day out with the family. You are all getting fresh air and exercise, very healthy! Now you'll have to think of something family oriented for winter, maybe ice skating? Cross Country Skiing?

Have a great week Rocker Guy!
sydwynd said…
Jude: For winter Ellen is talking about snowshoeing. That sounds fun. Of course, as long as the roads are dry and it's warmer than 30 degrees I'll jump on my bike.

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