For Christmas this year, Joey and I got kayaks and we've taken them out a handful of times so far this season. We are very fortunate to have a lake in our backyard and we just have to carry them down the hill to launch them. On Saturday morning, Joey was working so my friend Lisa joined me for a kayak adventure. We had a blast! We explored a few coves and the water was high from the recent storms but was clear (in most areas anyway) and calm. We saw a trillion turtles! So many teeny tiny babies the size of quarters were sitting on logs and rocks sticking out of the water. One of these days I'll take my camera out there and get some photos. We also saw deer, a giant snapping turtle, geese, great blue herons, green herons, swallows, and fish. The turtles were far and away my favorite.
After our kayak adventure, we went to pick up our bridesmaid dresses for our best friend's wedding in August. I'm really excited! (I'm also glad I didn't listen to the woman who measured me... my chest, waist and hips measured as different sizes and she advised me to order according to my chest size, which was the largest of the three... I told her I was more comfortable ordering a size lower, in line with my waist measurement. The dress is actually a bit loose in the chest and waist so it was a wise choice!) We took the bride with us and met the third bridesmaid there and then proceeded to the mall for a day of shopping. It was a fun girls day topped off with a trip to the bar to watch the Belmont.
On Sunday morning, I met a friend to go strawberry picking. It was a perfect morning for it as it wasn't too hot and it was a bit overcast with no rain. It was a tad humid but nothing horrible. We each picked nearly 9 lbs of berries! It was back breaking work but oh so worth it. Strawberry pie is in the works for this week!
After berry picking we hit up our wholesale bulk store to restock a few things. Then, I decided I wanted to head out on my bike again. Two weeks in a row! I decided I wanted to do more trail riding and ended up on a few steep, rocky, and rooty trails. It was definitely a workout and I had to get off my bike and walk it up a few challenging spots.
|As seen on my bike ride at a spot where I had to walk my bike.|
|Very hilly, rocky, rooty terrain.|