I’m sunburnt and exhausted and Craig just passed out next to me wearing canary yellow shorts, but I had a great day. Amy and I decided to go on a long bike ride in Maryland and spent the entire time planning a bike across America trip we would like to indulge in one day. It just takes three short months to get from coast to coast on two wheels they say. Wow! I’m thinking April 2011 is as good a time as any to embark on that voyage.
Today we decided to do something a tad shorter and headed out together on our bikes in the 100 degree heat to enjoy a little nature/glute workout. Amy had never been to Glen Echo park so we scooted on over to wander the place. It was an amusement park from 1891 to 1968 and still has that eerie feeling, like you’re going to get chased down by the bearded lady and fed to an elephant. But that’s all part of it’s charm.
Another appealing factor is the shinny spinning carousel. Turns out they let disgustingly sweaty adults on with the very cute children and Amy and I got to bob up and down on pretty plastic horses for $1.25 each! I didn’t know anything on earth still cost a $1.25, especially something so entertaining. We made enormous fools of ourselves talking to our plastic ponies and pretending we were in the Kentucky Derby. I think even the tiny children around us were embarrassed for us. But never they mind. It was wonderful to pause and enjoy the simple things, like a carousel ride with your partner in silly. I just love the weekend.