Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fun Summer Saturday

I just love long summer days. Isn’t it great how much you can fit into one day in summertime?

Jeff and I drove over to Caster's to their bike sale and met up with Debby and Chris. We browsed for bargains for quite awhile. Jeff and I found new sunglasses. Mine are blue and match my bike! We saw a cycling friend from work and met a guy we see biking a lot on one of our regular routes. It was funny to actually talk with him after just waving in passing for the last few months!

After shopping at Caster’s, we drove to the start of a bike ride that follows route 1A in Narragansett, RI. The route passes historic Casey Farm where they are working at raising crops and livestock including these free-range chickens!

Much of the route passes the beaches and along one stretch of beach, we went under the arch of The Towers!

People in that part of the world seem to have been into towers in general as you see different ones all along the ride including this one at The Dunes, a private club.

As well as towers, there are pretty stone walls. I get sort of used to seeing stone walls everywhere around here, but I remind myself that they aren't always common elsewhere, so I should remember to appreciate them!

These next two are my favorite pictures from yesterday. This one is Debby and Chris. Aren’t they are great couple? Awww... ;-)

And here is Debby, smiling, on a hill climb!

We always work up quite an appetite on bike rides and a trip to Aunt Carrie’s was a great way to wrap up the day. The best part was dessert: blueberry pie a la mode. Now, that I’ve had blueberry pie, it officially feels like August! There was a bit of a wait for a table, but that was no problem with a rocky beach to enjoy and views like this one of the Point Judith lighthouse we had biked to earlier.

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the beach cobbles and our long evening shadows. We liked listening to the rumble of the rocks tumbling in the waves.

Debby and Chris were so sweet to bring me birthday pressies: a knitting book I’ve been wishing for called Wrap Style, a lovely bar of seaside soap with sea salt added in for a bit of exfoliation and a pretty, sparkly butterfly card all packaged in a cute bag!

And, here we are at the end of the day, at Aunt Carrie's.

(Thanks you two for the great gifts and awesome day!)

7 comments:

Devorah said...

What a great day! Thanks for all the photos. You have such a beautiful area to bike in.

Meg said...

Looks like such a fun time!
I also wanted to let you know that, after talking about attempting to cycle to work for about 21 months now, I finally did it this morning! Thanks for the motivation!
(And it wasn't as difficult or as scary as I thought it'd be... in other words, I'm quite OK about having to cycle back home this evening!)

Kristen said...

That is a picturesque ride. I like the photo of the 4 of you, and of the shadows on the pebbly beach.

Debby said...

You take such great photos! We had such a wonderful time with you both. There is nothing better than a summer day biking in RI with friends, and all that pretty scenery! Except maybe the blueberry pie. :)

suitcaseofcourage said...

Great post and fantastic pics! I cannot believe the one of us riding through the arch came out so STRAIGHT (RU sure you didn't PhotoShop it?!) - and while riding one-handed. Truly remarkable! We had such a great time - what a great day!

2paw said...

What great photos!! The day looks very Summery. I am not sure what a la mode means?? We don't say that here.

knittin'_kitten said...

a la mode = served with ice cream

You get vanilla flavor and it melts over the warm pie...yummy!