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Friday, August 10, 2012

Vacation Day 2: Pool Time......and more biking!

After the 40 miles of bike riding yesterday I thought my legs would be killing me but they are ok.  Tired but ok.  We headed to my Mom's in NY and went to a county pool.  It is huge and never is really that crowded.
David didn't let me get away with a completely lazy day.  We got in another 8+ miles of biking.
We followed the 3 mile Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail but continued on an undeveloped portion for about a mile.  This was right up David's alley.  He was able to get in a little off-road action.  Next time we are at Mom's I told him we would do more exploring. Mom said she thinks it will take us to New Paltz. After that we met up with friends and family in town for National Night Out. Meet my new friend, Tilly.  Isn't she cute?!
It was a nice event that was geared toward families. The had free food, raffles & demonstrations by Fire and Police Officers.  I think Target was the Corporate Sponsor.
They also had fireworks but we had to leave so that we could get up early the next day.  I'll be back to tell you about that tomorrow.  Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with biking.  :)

Happy Running!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vacation Day 1: Biking in Farmington

Today was the first official day of my vacation, whoohoo!!  My son and I drove the 1.5 hrs from our home to enjoy a day of biking in Farmington.  We completed the Farmington River Trail (24 miles RT) and rode 16  miles (RT) on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail which continues up into Massachusetts (about 22 miles from where we started).
The trails are very well maintained.  Some local artists even got together and painted this overpass.
The pictures don't do it justice.  Farmington is located in the middle of Connecticut.  The area was very industrial back in the day.  The tracks have been replaced with pavement but the buildings that received deliveries via train are still standing.
The area has so much proud history that they even have a museum.  We didn't go inside this trip but it is an the list for the next one.  We also found a watersports shop located right on the trail where we can rent kayaks for the day. How cool is that?!
It is a simple thing but I think one of the coolest part of the trail, for David and me, was this railroad trestel.  To actual go over a structure that was used by the trains helped bring the history to life.  Railways helped to build this country so to have a little part of it around for us to see is great.
Isn't my Bubah a cutie?!?! It's not a great shot of him but I have to be quick.  He's 13 and hates me taking his pic.  Maybe because I plaster them on Facebook all the time he'll get over it one day?!

Time for me to head to bed.  We have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow.  I'm starting think I am going to need a vacation to recover from my vacation.  Goodnight all!

Happy biking Running!!!