We drove to Richfield, Ohio yesterday, arrived in time to have dinner, play in the playscape, and go to bed. This morning we ate breakfast and headed to the Towpath Trail. We got the bikes out of the trailer and assembled them, and it was after 9 AM when we finally got on the bikes and headed north.
Here is Toby, our oldest grandson--he is a very good rider and we have no concerns about him riding on this trip.
Alison, Francis, Adam, Delia, Toby and I made the hike, and enjoyed seeing the falls. After that we all ate our picnic lunch and headed back to the towpath. We had a long crazy downhill section on the way there, and then one little steep hill before we got there.
We stopped at the Boston Visitors' Center, and looked around. It is in an old building that was built in 1836. There also were restrooms and a water fountain where we filled up our water bottles. And a little store across the street.
After we got back to the truck and loaded all the bikes and trailer, we started back, but of course had to stop for ice cream! Homemade ice cream at that.... then we returned to the hotel and swam in the pool until almost dinnertime.
We all showered and headed out to the Winking Lizard for dinner,which was superb! We were all very pleased with our food, had ice cream again, and called it a day. I remember telling Alison on her first multi-day bike trip that when you ride you need to have beer or ice cream at the end of the day, sometimes both! She did not believe me at the time, but this was one of those "both" days!