It seems like July has flown by. I don’t even know where the time has gone. So many of the things I wanted to accomplish are still on my to do list. John and I decided to make today, the last Saturday of July, a special day. This morning, we each picked one thing we would like to do today and then we set out to do those things together.
I chose to ride our tandem bike to the Rose Garden. John bought the bike for me last year and, until today, we had only rode around the block. I really wanted us to go for a nice ride today. We took the bike out of the garage and headed off. It was a little bit scary, but we were able to figure out a way to get in sync with each other. The Rose Garden is 1.3 miles from our house, so it was a really good first ride.
We relaxed in the Garden for a few minutes and then rode home. 2.6 miles round trip. By the time we arrived at home, I thought that we really had the hang of it. We broke the ice and I think that we will be going for lots more rides. I love our tandem bike!
Next, we moved onto John’s activity for the day. He wanted us to go to the beach. We live about 5 miles from the beach, but we never go. So, we drove to Lake Ontario and went to Ontario Beach Park. Unfortunately, there was no swimming allowed there today, so we decided to try a different beach. Our next stop was Durand Eastman Park, where there was plenty of sand and warm water and lifeguards. We found a nice spot on the beach and spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the sun, sand and water.
It was a great way to say goodbye to July. It has been a difficult month and I don’t mind seeing it go. I am glad that John and I seized the opportunity to have some summer fun before July ends.