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Memorial Day Bike Picnic

June 6, 2011

On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend we went for our first mini-bike-tour.  We packed up Isaac and a picnic lunch, transferred the heavy cargo to Jamie’s bike instead of mine:

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And then set off on the St. Vrain greenway bike trail.  It was awesome – a perfect paved bike trail that goes from almost our front door to Sandstone Ranch Park.

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We crossed many bridges, and went through many tunnels.  Isaac worked himself up into a chanting frenzy at times. “More tunnel! More tunnel! More tunnel!”

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These are lovely shade trees along the St. Vrain river.

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40 minutes later, and no crying, we arrived at Sandstone Ranch.  Isaac enjoyed the playground,

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A gigantic sewer grate that you could yell into to create echos, as well as drop random stuff down:

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My favorite part included the historic home of the the rancher, and especially their patio with lounge chairs overlooking ponds & geese:

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We had a picnic of marinated goat cheese, crackers, green juice (watermelon + celery), and trail mix.

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Oh, another highlight for Isaac was the almost tame family of bunnies.

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They didn’t let him get close enough to touch, but he was so excited by it all anyway:

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Here’s a little bunny tail disappearing below deck right underneath his nose!

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Here’s me, all packed up and ready to head home.  Notice the purple sippy cup in my water bottle cage?

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Isaac is packed up and ready to go home too.  We made the 40 minute ride home pretty easily with only minimal fussing (mostly when there were not enough tunnels for Isaac’s tastes)

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And yet another highlight for Isaac: we got to watch a freight train up close and personal.  There was actually a tunnel that went under the tracks, but the train was so very exciting that we delayed the tunnel in order to take in the giant noisy monster.  Choo choo!

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  1. GrandPappa DEE permalink
    June 7, 2011 2:13 am

    Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize; purple sippy cup. Where’s the bike bell?

    Peace & Love

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