Sunday, July 1, 2007

More weekend fun!!

We had another busy weekend here!

It's the Lower Alsace Ambulance's 20th anniversary so they had a little celebration yesterday. There was a parade, the kids got to ride along with Daddy in the squad truck. Afterwards there was a cookout and presentation. Lots of yummy food and awards presented! It brought a little tear to my eye when the founder was talking about the beginning of the ambulance and all the struggles it has overcome!

Jack loves pretending to drive the ambulance!!

This morning, we loaded up the bikes and headed to Jim Thorpe to bike Lehigh Gorge State Park, which runs right along side the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway! It was beautiful. The kids (and Chris) loved watching the train ride by 3 times while we were out!

We did about 10 miles this time. I did not think I would make it! The first leg of the ride must've been on a slight uphill grade! My legs started to feel the burn almost immediately!! We took many breaks!

I wanted to turn around but Chris refused! The ride back was SO much easier! I think it took half the time on the way back!

Chris found an old Benchmark from 1932 on the old rail bridge at the point we turned around at!! Very cool!!

When we were all loaded back up, we drove right into Jim Thorpe and had an early supper at our favorite restaurant there, JT's. I've never had a bad meal there and this time was no exception!!

We got home around 6:30. I had been planning to scrap tonight. I was designing a layout in my head the whole time we were bike riding!! Guess what though? I am TOO TIRED to go and do it!! I was even going to play with my new Cricut Expression and use it for my layout!! Bummer!! I better relax tomorrow and not exert too much energy so I can scrap when the kids go to bed!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!


Melonie said...

You guys amaze me with your stamina on those bikes. I wouldn't be able to walk the next day! Glad you had a great time!

Trish said...

sound like you guys had a great weekend!

we are going to have to check out that trail!

Andi said...

I love bike rides!! We will definitely have to do this one. We need a bike rack though - since the kids bikes ar ebigger now! Glad you had some fmaily time again this weekend.

Anilu Magloire said...

Wow, what a busy and fun filled weekend!!

Kristi Smith said...

Makes me want to get a bike . . . sort of!=) I think that is a really nice family activity! You guys seem to do so many nice things together!!! Love that!

Tracy said...

I'd love a bike ride like that...sounds like fun!

Heather said...

What a great trip! My husband is the no turning back type too. But he's also the no stopping type!

Scrappygirl said...

looks like you fo on really neat bike trips!