Sunday, July 29, 2012

What I Saw Today.....


For some reason I was wide awake at 6am this morning.....:-) .....so I got up, poured a cup of coffee and watched some Olympics coverage.  It's funny to me that things I have no interest in  the other 47 months in between Summer Olympics I suddenly find interesting......synchronized diving, ping pong, field hockey, beach volleyball.....OK...the women in beach volleyball always have the best uniforms,, and who isn't interested?  The Lovely Elaine awoke around 8am, and we decided we would ride for breakfast.  

We picked up the bike path that runs right by Raymond RV Park and headed south into, what else, South Bend to Hamp's 101 Restaurant where we enjoyed an eye opening decore, and a nice breakfast.....they give you your own coffee pot here!  I think the table was looking at me the entire meal!

After a great breakfast we headed back north on the bike path into Raymond, then north on HWY 6 to the little town of Menlo.  We had no particular reason for riding to Menlo, other than it was a good turn around point for our ride.....6 miles out from Raymond, and 6 miles back, with a couple of climbs thrown into the mix.




I love rides like this.....there are so many things you see riding a bike at 10mph that you would not notice at 55mph in a car.......like the cool barn above, or the iconic Rat Rod below.






Or this Historical Landmark with a compelling, touching story.....


These signs bring back memories from my childhood......





On our way through Raymond on our way out to Menlo we passed this Carriage Museum that wasn't open until Noon, so we went in on our way back through town, and we are glad we did....they have a collection of restored carriages that will knock your socks off!



This "C" Spring carriage was just one of dozens...the restoration is amazing....it is a work of art, along with most of the carriages on display here.





We stopped off at the local supermarket to pick up some chicken to BBQ later on in the evening, and then headed back home where we watched some more Olympic coverage, caught up on the blogosphere, and took a short nap, before getting out the BBQ to burn some chicken....and that is what I did....lol!  Our total cycling mileage for the day hit 24.


Another "Day in the Life" in the books, and a big smile on my face.


Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. - OK, I know you're thinking....why didn't he show more of the carriages......well, here you go!







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