Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Biking and horseback riding in Surprise, AZ

This morning we got up and put on biking clothes and the 4 of us headed out for a breakfast bike ride.  It is a beautiful day with blue skies and clouds and very little wind.  We biked 10 miles or so and stopped at a very good restaurant for breakfast.  From there we headed out and biked all around the Surprise area and just really enjoyed the biking and the few cars on the route that Bill & Dana took us biking on.  Before we knew it was had over 30 miles on and headed back to Happy Trail's for dinner.  Dana made sweet potato fries, asparagus, and delicious salmon.  What a great meal!

John and I had wanted to stop over at White Tanks Stable to visit our niece, Eve and her husband Chad.  Eve and Chad are managing the White Tanks Stable for Mary Ann and Hugh and we were only about 10 miles from them.  I gave Eve a call and Dana, John, and I went to visit.  Eve took Dana and I out horseback riding while John and Chad visited.  What a great place and it was so nice to ride through the desert area (everything is quite green because they have had a lot of moisture in the area).

When we got back to Dana and Bill's we showed them our DVD of our bicycle trip last fall while we enjoyed a wonderful salad and then said goodnight!

Tomorrow morning we will leave Bill & Dana's and head to Scottsdale to spend the day and evening with my sister, Sharon and her husband Pat who are vacationing in the area.

Great day!  Life is good!

1 comment:

  1. Pleased to learn of your continued high energy level and exciting activities. We are in Oxford, Mississippi for a few days of rest and renewal. This is where we spent Jan and Feb 2010. We spent the weekend in Branson, Mo, a lively place if you like country and gospel music. Happy Trails. I left my bike in St. George with a friend in case I return one day!