Thursday, August 26, 2010

a ride to the beach

I think I have fulfilled my quota for exercise for the year.
After dinner Joel, Sofia and I rode our bikes to the beach . . . I think it’s about 1½km to there from our house.
There, we walked around a bit and then rode home.
I have pictures to prove it.
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Yeah . .  it was cold . . . thus the gloves and toques . . .


Craig and Phyllis said...

Oh my! I love the cold weather, but I don't think that even I could come to grips with wearing coats, hats, and gloves in August!! Proud of you with your exercise. How about if you send some of that motivation my way? : )

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Oh my!! Cold already??? And here I am feeling so happy we are down to the mid-80's and low humidity. Humbling indeed!

Tezzie said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly it changed from summer to fall?? Seems like summer was over the day before more ways than one!

Awesome pics, my friend :D Looks like it was a nice outing...albeit exhausting! ;D

Kristine said...

Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! I would love to have been there at the beach with you and even rode with you to the beach on a wonderful!

Nancy said... didn't get much of a summer this year, eh???

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