Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Family Hike

Over the weekend we decided to go for a hike at the Petersburg Battlefield.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The little man loves to hike and even when it's hot the trails are nice a shady.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The minute we started that way Charlie just knew where he was headed. He started whining!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

His excitement is contagious! The Battlefield is a beautiful place!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The bridges are neat and the perfect opportunity for a picture.

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He poses but it's not his favorite thing to do!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

The best part for Charlie is the chance to play in the water!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He just splashes away!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

He sure can make us laugh!!

Battlefield hike 5.30.15

Our days in the parks are just the best time ever! We love being together and just enjoying the beauty around. No hurry. No schedule. Just being together.



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mountain Biking Lakeview

It had been quite some time since we biked the Lakeview Trails at Pocahontas Park.

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Mountain Bike Mike joined us for the Memorial Day spin and Dynamo was our talented photographer.

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Bike Poco 5.25.15

It was a beautiful morning for a ride!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

We had so much fun! And, even took advantage of the beautiful new benches on the trail!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

The trails were in great shape! It was just a gorgeous morning for a ride!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Bike Poco 5.25.15

Bike Poco 5.25.15

And, sure enough...our snake family was back this year at the creek. Eek! I think we counted between 3 and 4!

Bike Poco 5.25.15

One just sunning on top of the rock!

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I guess we weren't the only ones enjoying the morning at the park. So were the creatures!



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hiking Texas Beach

Over the weekend we decided to head to downtown Richmond to check out Texas Beach. We had heard it was a great place for hiking and for fur-children to enjoy the water.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

We headed out first on North Bank Trail...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And then over the walking bridge to Texas Beach...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Charlie loved the rocky waters

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

There were lots of big rocks to climb and navigate over.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And, some really neat sights...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

The trail was lush and green on the island.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

It's amazing that this beautiful rocky river runs right through the big City of Richmond.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Really neat ruins in places...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

And, then we got to the Nickel Bridge...

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

How amazing to be underneath it!

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

The City has so many treasures waiting to be discovered.

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

Texas Beach Hike 5.23.15

It was a beautiful day for a hike! We did about 5.5 miles and enjoyed being together soaking up the fresh air and getting some great exercise.



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spearmint Eucalyptus Goodness

Spearmint Eucalyptus Soapd

I just love the fresh clean scent of the spearmint eucalyptus soap.

Spearmint Eucalyptus Soap

The smell is just enough to pick you up!

Spearmint Eucalyptus Soap

Mint is such a delightful cleaning fragrance! And, the activated charcoal inside is an added bonus!




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mountain Bike Monday - Some single track riding

Finally, we were able to get back to some single track riding at Poco over the weekend. We even caught up with our friend, Mountain Bike Mike!

Poco Ride 5.17.15

The boys were all smiles! It was good to be back out in the beautiful green woods! What a great time of year to be riding.

Poco Ride 5.17.15

The trails were so smooth and packed. They were fast and flowing. I just love the green and blue trails at Poco.

Poco Ride 5.17.15

Even though the weather was really warm, it wasn't too bad under the tree canopy.

Poco Ride 5.17.15

We snapped some pics of Dynamo rolling over the rocks!

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Poco 5.17.15

What a star! Like it was nothing to it!

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Look at the smile!

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Poco Ride 5.17.15

We have been mostly riding on the road and trying out our new bicycle built for two, so it was a lot of fun to explore the park again!

Poco 5.17.15

We ventured over the boat ramp to the Forest Exploration side of the park. We wanted to try and find the new trails that are part of the IMBA Richmond Ride Center.

Poco 5.17.15

And, there it was! The new trail!

Poco 5.17.15

It was hard packed clay and was fast!

Poco 5.17.15

Poco 5.17.15

We had a ball flying through!

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It will really be awesome when it's finally completed. Such amazing things going on at our favorite park!!

Poco 5.17.15

It was such a great time being back out there together. I love riding with my Dynamo! And, it was a bonus having our friend, Mike, there too!