These past few Sundays have been about getting on my bicycle and finding a lunch treat…
I’m fortunate enough to live close enough to an outstanding bike path in one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the world! The East Bay Bike Path is a rails to trails path that runs 15 miles between the gorgeous town of Bristol RI, to Rhode Island’s capitol city Providence — Along the way, are incredible views and venues to enjoy.
For three of the past four weeks I’ve ventured out onto the path for a bike ride. I’ve enjoyed visiting downtown Bristol and had an ice cream lunch 1st at Grey’s ice-cream annex and yesterday at the Daily Scoop where I tried for the first time chocolate espresso crunch. After that delightful adventure I stopped at the SchoolYard Farmer’s Market at Hope and Main! Where I was able to pick up some local honey and onions. Last week’s ride took me to East Providence and a delightful smoothie at Edible Arrangements in Warren.
There is something wonderful about a bike ride, being unplugged and outdoors at a pace where all the senses are evoked; the sounds of birds chirping, waves crashing on the rocks, seeing baby rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and osprey, smelling the fragrant flowers along the path, feeling the cool breeze on your skin and then the taste of the promised lunch treat. This is one New Thing , that I’m going to try and keep up with as long as time and the weather permit.
Do yourself a favor get on your bike be a kid again and find an adventure!