Sundae ride!

It’s been hot and humid around here. Really humid. Even the early morning rides have been hot. I was soaked by the time I got done on Friday.  I try for an hour ride each day during the week and I’m going to have to keep pushing the ride earlier and earlier!

Saturday was a little less humid than Friday, but it was still warm. John and I were going to go for a cupcake, but then with the heat, ice cream sounded really good!  I realized that we had not been to Martha’s this season yet. That had to be rectified!

We have had enough rain to keep things green and fresh looking, other than some lawns that are looking tired. This is the nice shaded portion of the path:


If only the whole ride was like that!  There were a fair number of people on the path as well, and someone actually hunting Pokemon. They need to get all the way off the path – bikes go really fast.

It’s high tourist season at the lake. We popped in just at the end of the  path:


Really pretty day.  The main beaches are off to the left from here and we didn’t want to deal with the crowds.

We rested for a few minutes and then headed back onto the path towards ice cream!  Then we met a surprise visitor:


This youngster was just grazing and looking at us. Not concerned as we snapped pictures.  Then it meandered across the path:


Pretty unusual to see deer on the path at 3:00 in the afternoon. This deer didn’t seem the brightest bulb LOL.  Finally he said “quit taking pictures!”


Nice treat.

Speaking of nice treats, we arrived at Martha’s!


We each got sundaes. John got an apple pie sundae and I got the scholarship sundae, one of my favorites:


Definitely ride worthy! Can you believe there is a size bigger than this one? That would be a gut bomb.

Martha’s is across the street from Great Escape. You can hear the people screaming on the rides.


No thank you.

We motored home after that.  The temps were not super hot, but it felt really hot in the sun with the humidity.

Can’t have a ride without the selfie!


Even my upper arms were sweating. Or wait – I’m dewy, right? Women don’t sweat.

Not a super long ride, but it had to be at least 25 to warrant the sundae LOL!


Those plants in the background are part of my haul from the garden center sale this weekend. Yippee!

I had a fun surprise on Sunday. We were out at breakfast and I opened the paper to see my soap company in an ad!


The store that carries these took out an ad.

Work has progressed on the water feature this weekend as well. Getting close to being finished. I picked up some plants to put around it.


That will help naturalize it so it doesn’t look like the stream is just plopped in there like it does now LOL!

We still need some small filler rocks to hide parts of the liner and the spill box, but it’s very soothing to listen to already. This is the view from the patio.


It looks like an Adirondack stream here! Our neighbors like it, too 😀  We managed to use all the rocks that I dug up last year, too. Yay!

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13 thoughts on “Sundae ride!

  1. Shelley B

    Looks like a fun day, and some scenes similar to our morning exercise…deer, sweaty skin, humidity – and treats! 🙂

    The water feature already looks nice! Can’t wait to see it with the plants around it.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I bought some annuals to help fill in for this season and get to research more perennials for this area. Yay! Like I need an excuse to peruse flower catalogs over the winter.

  2. debby

    It is SOOO green there! Just beautiful.

    That is so cool that you built your own water feature, AND that you used rocks from your own property. I do have a lot of rocks here. Maybe someday someone will build a water feature for me 🙂
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    1. Lori Post author

      It is green around here. The sun has baked some lawns, but the trees look great around here. If we keep up with good rain this summer, that will make for great fall color.

      You do have a lot of rocks! The water feature actually wasn’t hard. It didn’t take that long to do when we actually had tome to work on it. The hardest part of the whole thing was digging up all that stone!

  3. Helen

    I like to make lists of places I will go to if I visit an area and all your posts have made me put Martha’s on my “Lake George” list. In fact, I have a friend who is going to vacation at Lake George in a couple of weeks and I already told her about Marthas!

    The humidity has been oppressive all the way down here on the coast, but I still would rather have it than snow. I know, I’m crazy!
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  4. Lisa

    It’s been humid here, too. Summers in Oregon are often like this: mornings are always muggy and overcast with gray clouds, possible rain, then it burns off in the afternoon and is sunny and hot. The humidity can be gross, but I know it’s not as bad as the east coast! (My brother lives in Philly and tells me all about it!)

    That sundae looks aaaaa—mazzzzing!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Fridays

    1. Lori Post author

      We usually aren’t terribly humid except for periods during the summer, which we are in right now! I could never live in the south where it is so oppressive (to me)

  5. carla

    I LOVE all the deer here but but but they cause me stress too 🙂
    *I* have to wait and watch em cross the road to be sure they are ok and no one NOT paying attention drives past etc.
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