Bike riding and finished path

Saturday was a warm and muggy day.  We wanted to get the slate path finished up before the rain moving in over the next few days.  Here it is pretty much finished:


We need to back fill in dirt on each side by the edging and will be putting in more sand as it settles after the rain.  It is slightly meandering around the garden bed.  At some point, we will be doing the other side – with lessons learned from this side 😀

Then it was riding time! We opted for a shorter ride since storms were supposed to be coming in the afternoon.  We thought a lake ride was in order.  At least the path sections were nice and cool to be on:



John trying to cause an accident:


The little theme park for kids is open in Lake George now.  Magic Forest.


It’s not a total rip off of Mickey riding Dumbo or anything 😉

The lake was surprisingly uncrowded. It was Elvis Festival weekend, so we thought there would be more people, but then there are the inside performances as well as outside performances.  We stopped at the park for lunch.



Another packed lunch:


I have been inhaling blueberries lately.

The sun was going in and out behind clouds and it was feeling pretty humid. We walked around town before having our treat.





We stopped by the Lake George Baking Company.  It was hot enough for ice cream, but the bakery is so good and we can get ice cream right near our house any time 😀

View from a cookie:



You could hear a few different Elvi singing around the village.  The better ones you pay to see, the ones that are free to see can be hit or miss.  This one was not bad, though.



Not sure Elvis wore too many flannel shirts, though…

Ducks all in a row:



I noticed after I took this that all of these are male. Wonder where the ladies are?

It was time to head home.  This is one of my very favorite sections of the path:



It was really starting to feel hot in the sun, too. You could almost feel the rain was going to come.



We took a longer route home just to get in a few extra miles.  It passes by this cool old barn.



And then we arrived home.  It started raining maybe 45 minutes later, so good timing!



Temperatures when from muggy mid 80s to 50 degrees and raining on Sunday. What a turn around!

House closing happens on Monday – we can’t believe it is actually going to happen!


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20 thoughts on “Bike riding and finished path

  1. Kathy W.

    They also mixed in a hint of Mighty Mouse with that fake Mickey.

    I love your slate walk! I need to do that with some of the leftover slate from an old barn behind our house.

    Also love your little psychedelic mushroom. Isn’t it weird that nature would put cheerful red-and-white polka dots on such a poisonous plant?

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s more than a hint because the mouse is wearing a cape. He and John almost appear to be wearing the same outfit in those 2 pictures 😀

      I love the mushroom, too. I guess the bright colors are to say “Hey – notice me. I am poisonous and don’t you forget it”.

    1. Lori Post author

      I know it is Mighty mouse, but they do seem to be playing hard on Disney. Mighty for Mickey, Magic Forest for Magic Kingdom, random elephant for Dumbo. As long as the kids have fun, though, that’s all that matters.

  2. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed for an easy-breezy closing today!!

    I’ll admit, I’ve always been terrified to try biking with no hands. My friend growing up could bike down the street while eating a dish of ice cream. I’m still a bit nervous just thinking about it!!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..It’s JUNE!

    1. Lori Post author

      I can bike with no hands for about 3 seconds LOL! It’s all about balance and you have to practice at it. John can do it for a little longer.

    1. Lori Post author

      We used something called paver base over the fabric barrier, which is a mix of sand and bigger particles. We were then going to top it with sand, but ended up liking the gray look of the base (the san was tan) and filled the crevices with that. It looks interesting when wet because the paver base is a much darker gray then.

    1. Lori Post author

      That black and white cookie was so good! That baking company is ride worthy every single time. Good thing it isn’t closer to home 😀


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