Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Leisure Ride: Minto-Brown Island Park

Mrs. C, Nat, and I took a leisurely bike ride together on Sunday afternoon down on the paths at Minto-Brown Island Park in Salem. This is a 900-acre nature park you’ve got to enjoy at least four times a year, once for every season. It’s a bit early to see much evidence of spring just yet, but it won’t be long before the green shoots and buds begin to fill in all the open spaces. The multi-use paths get lots of users on Sunday afternoons, and folks on bikes need to be respectful of that. Not really a place to wind it out unless you’re on some of the open, less traveled paths.

It wasn’t a breathtakingly beautiful day, but it wasn’t raining either! It was just nice to roll with my peeps, although it’s a different kind of riding than what I’m accustomed to most of the time. Mrs. C’s new bike was a great find and she’s super happy with it. That makes me happy! Nat has left no doubt that she's now a full-fledged teenager, as evidenced by the earphones and ipod wired to her head while she was riding with us.

“are you listening to your ipod, Nat?”
“I’ll take that as a yes.”

Ahh, nature.

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