Our temps finally cooled down enough for a cupcake ride on Saturday! Not sure if it’s sad or not, but when looking ahead at the weather for the weekend, Saturday was circled for a cupcake day 😀
Friday some big storms came through before the cool down. Usually Pixie hides, but she came running to me and got in my lap:
Poor kitty. She hates fireworks, too. Last year, they made certain fireworks legal to purchase in NY and all these roadside stands pop up with them. Of course, that means people are setting them off every night and not just on the 4th. Kind of irritating, actually.
Anyway, after lunch we got ready to head out. It was in the low 70s, but sunny, so I had lots of sunscreen on.
And my Road ID! It was pretty breezy, which is really my only complaint on the day. At first it was seeming like either a head or crosswind on the way down, which would mean tailwind on the way home. But then it started to changed directions.
We passed by one of the state parks and an entrepreneur has set up a firewood station at their house:
It’s illegal to bring wood from other places in order to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer, so local suppliers do really well during camping season. Garden art:
Quick break at 10 miles.
Sorry I got you with your mouth full, John 😀 And I somehow got my finger in this picture from my phone. Newbie on the iPhone.
This is a nice section of road and newly paved. Pretty sweet.
We got to a very busy Saratoga, so we were in a hurry to get off the bikes and out of the way of all the cars trying to find parking spots!
We hit up our usual spot for cuppies, Park Side Eatery. I had a raspberry cheesecake cupcake and a hughjass iced coffee:
Yum! This seemed a little small, so John and I actually split a carrot cake one, which I forgot to take a picture of.
The ride home was a little tiring. The wind was swirling around a lot, so it took some extra energy constantly making corrections. John said it was like being in a little plane during a wind storm.
Total miles: 41.2
Average speed: 13.2 mph
Calories burned: 1360 (probably not quite that much, but maybe so with the wind).
We decided to head out for a beer on Saturday night and tried a new place. Common Roots Brewery:
I have to say that I prefer Mean Max. This place only had really citrusy hoppy beers and IPAs, neither of which are what I like. I prefer darker more malty ones. Anyway, they do have board and card games to play while there, which is nice. I liked the atmosphere here.
Work also progressed on the water feature this weekend. Mostly hole digging and moving dirt around.
I had to test out the hole when the liner went down. It was almost like a hammock:
My sunscreen works really well. I am almost my winter skin color LOL!
John working while I’m goofing around in the hole:
Then it was cookout time on Sunday:
Yum! We grilled up brats, chicken sausage and a veggie burger. I had the chicken sausage, al Fresco brand, which are quite good.
I had to work some on Monday, but in the afternoon we went to a picnic at our neighbors house and the weather was just really, really nice. A good weekend overall, that’s for sure!