A lovely weekendPosted: September 16, 2012
We were blessed with beautiful weather this weekend. M and I talked about going up to Cleveland for the Ingenuity Festival, but decided we had too much to do to take the hour trip up (and hour trip back). Maybe next year we’ll make it.
So, on Saturday, we spent a good part of the day running errands and getting things done around the house and garden. But in the late afternoon, we decided we’d had enough and needed to spend at least part of the day doing something fun. We put our bikes on the bike rack (on the car), and took off for a bike ride on the Towpath Trail followed by a stop in Akron for a beer and some dinner.
We rode a little over 9 miles. Not an exceptional amount. That’s pretty much our minimum lately, but as it was late in the day, that was good enough. The new comfort seat has made a little bit of a difference. Next time out I’m hoping to push it to 15 miles or so.
When we finished our ride, we stopped off at 69 Taps, our favorite Akron bar. (Yes, they do have 69 taps.) Because the day was so gorgeous, we sat out on the patio, enjoying the breeze, the sunshine, and the clouds.
A sun dog appeared, giving me a chance to try out a filter. I can’t screw anything on to my camera so I had to hold it in front of the lens.
These are not great comparisons because they’re taken at different distances, but the photos taken with the filter right after that first shot are blurry. It took me a few tries to get the filter in the right position. I don’t think I’ll be using it much. Purple skies are pretty, but I need a third hand if I’m going to shoot through the filter without a tripod.
We went to The Lockview for dinner. We had soup and grilled cheese sandwiches of course. Why else go to The Lockview? Their main focus is on gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. The sandwiches are served with Goldfish (crackers). There are Pop-Tarts for dessert (if you have room for dessert, which I never do).
After dinner we took a little stroll by the canal to walk off those grilled cheese sandwiches.
We left Akron after our walk, and arrived home at sunset…
…where we sat outside, playing with bubbles and warming up by a fire.
Today has been a work day. Although it’s been gorgeous — perfect hiking and biking weather — we just had too much to do to take off. I’ll be happy to see an end to the harvest season. I’ll have more time to play once all the food for winter has been put up.
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs on this busy but delightful Sunday. Thanks for visiting. I hope you got a chance to get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend.
Today’s joys: A bucketful of tomatoes; a peck of peppers; a beautiful, blue sky; ice cream from New Baltimore; pierogies for breakfast; hibiscus tea; a walk around the pond.