Today was a perfect October day, 73 degrees and sunny. With my in-laws in town for a few days, my husband and I decided to go out mountain biking. My husband gets out a couple of times a week, but I don't get to tag along unless we hire a babysitter, which we've only managed to do twice. We drove over to Lake Crabtree, they have fairly easy trails for a new rider like myself. We rode single track for a few miles and the scenery was spectacular. The leaves have started to change color and fall to the ground and it was quiet and peaceful. We made our way through Lake Crabtree and over to the Umstead State Forest riding trails. We rode out to the Airport Overlook and I couldn't believe the number of people out cycling, running and hiking.
I'm originally from New England and we coveted our summer weekends. It seemed every weekend, someone was a having a cookout...you just didn't want to ‘waste' a weekend. I feel myself coveting my Fall weekends, wanting to be out at the playground or bike riding with the kids, doing anything as long as we are outside.
After our ride, we stopped at Dairy Queen for a peanut butter blizzard before making our way back home. The stop at DQ was our little secret...we both agreed not to tells the girls about it when we got home. Our girls are 5 and 2 and well...tantrums are still an every day occurrence in our home.