So, you know how I was saying a few weeks ago that our favorite trail is just down the street.
Well, we found something new.
Funny thing---it was always here, we just never noticed. It's nice sometimes to discover something new that's just really in your own backyard.
I drive this route to work each week. I just never noticed they made the bike trails-walking paths stretch so far and they are so nice! It's amazing what's happened over the last 10 years.
There is nothing like riding so close to the river, the sounds are amazing. So many birds too---such a great place to ride. I think my favorite part is the old buildings---some restored, most falling part. Just so much history. I love it.
When we were first married, we would frequent the Ogden River Parkway trail quite often. We just can't believe how much work they have done. A once 5 mile walk to the trail, which was there and back is now 11 miles one way.
Life is kinda cool like that.
Yesterday a country girl at heart---today, just a city girl :)
We had a great long weekend. It's back to work tomorrow and a storm in the forecast.
That's just fine with me---I like a little variety with our weather. February is usually very cold here and not so much fun for a walk or bike ride. Monday was the perfect day for Adventures. That's what I like to call them anyway. A sunny day in the 50's----
We jumped on the bike trail, just a few minutes from our house and off we went. So many things along the way, it never gets old to me. We always try to find new trails, but we always end up back on this one.
Lots of horse friends and birds along the way.
My mom is funny you know. I'm in love with the old barn in my photos above. Really, with anything farm-like that's old. My mom, well---not so much.
I can't say that I blame her. She grew up on a farm, slept in the living room with two sisters and they had an outhouse. Wood floors, wood burning stoves, old barns, anything like that---really isn't for her. Been there done that she says---but for me---I think it's beautiful :) But I get it---I really do.
My mom on the Family Farm ~ 1930's
Hope you had an amazing weekend! I have a recipe or two this week.
I'm sure going to miss these bike ride adventures! I think it's time to put the bikes away until Spring :(
Baby....it's COLD OUTSIDE!!! Much too cold for a girl like me.
This week we've been visiting friends and family. We have lots of November birthdays---so we've been in party mode :)
It feels good to start decorating for the holidays and do a little rearranging. We are still keeping all of the fall like, Thanksgiving decorations out, so just decorating around everything. Thanksgiving is so late this year--makes you want to get a head start.
It's kinda fun to just add a little bit of sparkly Christmas magic to the pumpkins and hay bales.
We bought our groceries for the big day, so that's always a big relief. Just one day of work this week and then I'm off for a week----YAY! That always perks me up. I need to get back to my crafty self again---I've been missing her. I hope she comes back soon.
All week they said a storm was brewing for the weekend. I knew Friday would be one of the last days for awhile to go on a bike ride. Jake and I headed to the trails......we didn't get too far, my tire went flat :( We were pretty far away, so Dan had to get off work during lunch and rescue us.
Jake was so disappointed, so was I......so we went for a neighborhood walk and found a horse or two. Note to Self: Do not wear clogs for walking on long adventures. Not even if you love them and they are new and you think you'll be OK. You probably won't.
Well, Sunday came. It was mid afternoon, no storm here. The sky was perfect. We flew out of the house and off we went. One of the most gorgeous afternoons ever but very, very cold.
So cold I looked like an amazing Dork with my huge pom pom ski hat on under my bike helmet. I have the pictures to prove it, but they ain't goin on here :)