Subject: What a Great Outing!
I thought everyone might enjoy
hearing about today's cycling/swim outing.
A total of 12 ladies enjoyed biking,
some for 10 miles, others for 20, and two riders
just had a very shortened version. The
temperature was perfect with low humidity, light
winds, lots of shade early on, plus nice cloud
cover on the return trip. Along the route
we stopped by Susan J.'s home and admired her
beautiful landscaping, all done by her and her
husband, and we were able to replenish our water
bottles with chilled water that Billy brought
out in a cooler.
We were met at
Manasota Beach by Captain Carolyn and her beau,
Steve, who had snagged a front-row picnic table
with cover. They brought water, ice,
energy bars and candy to revive us. The
gulf temp was a perfect 84 degrees. The
majority of the riders enjoyed cooling off in
the gulf and spent lots of time bobbing in the
small waves and chatting. The water was a
beautiful Caribbean blue.
ended with a delicious lunch at the new French
Artisan Bakery & Cafe on W. Venice Ave.
"Croissant & Co." Jill, Lois and Nancy
Muldoon met us for lunch and all agreed the new
restaurant was definitely worth a return trip.
Some even took wonderful looking pastries home
Thanks to all who joined in --
I loved being able to share the day with you!