I took a ride today with Alonzo. We went South this time. South along the Canal (which is filthy folks, filthy!) I ended up going past the Arboretum (which I rode past completely the first time because I thought it was just another treed area), past the Locks, and right up into the Experimental Farm. It was so serene. There were barely any people around, and not a car to speak of. I did a whole lot of slow riding just staring out at the horizon, at the fields, at the cows… it was amazing.
I thought it was kind of funny that there were fields and fields of crops, with apartment buildings in the background. I haven’t been out of the city in far too long. I had forgotten how good it felt to just get away. I think I’ll be doing the ride up there more often.
It’s also been a while since I’ve seen a straight road (or bike trail as it were). this one went on for a ways. I got a funny look from a lone cyclist who went past me as I was about ready to kneel down and take pictures. But I really don’t care.
After my jaunt to the Farmland, I went back the same way and stopped for some supper. I had packed two sandwiches and a tomato. I ate it like an apple and it was good. This is the “lake”. It’s part of the canal with a little marina, and a very pitiful excuse of a lake to the girl from the City of Lakes. It was nice to hear the water lapping against the shore, with the gulls above me and the ducks at my feet, but it still feels weird to not smell the salt air. I miss it dearly. Can someone bottle it for me and send me some Atlantic Air? Please? I’ll knit for you.