Dinner at Birdies Perch

The plan today was to meet at 4:30pm and go for a ride, the highest temperature today was 22°celsius (71.6°fahrenheit), so it was a bit cool (especially for us - this time of year) and when the sun hid behind the clouds, a strong breeze kicked in but that didn't slow us down.

We took our usual route, driving through Amherstburg and hitting highway 50, through Kingsville to Leamington where we had a yummy dinner at Birdies Perch.Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 10.01.48 PM

We had a great ride there, sometimes riding the Lake Erie Coast line can be a bit chillier, although I was comfortable on the way there I thought it might be a bit to cold on the way home,  so we chose a route that was more inland, it's also fun to switch it up a bit. On the way back it didn't take me long to wish I had put on my sweatshirt, I ended up stopping on the gravel shoulder of the road in front of a farm house that was set back quite a bit from the road. I was pleasantly surprised when the owner of the house came over to us to see if we needed help, I'm not sure how he felt about my 'being too cold' story but we were appreciative of his kind intention.

I find it completely freeing to ride, it doesn't take long to get to farm land, there is something about driving in the country that relaxes me. I also enjoy living on a peninsula and being surrounded by water, I love riding along the water even if it is dotted with houses. What a great way to spend 2½ hours of our evening!

 

 

Post Script

Just a quick post, a follow up to the last one (First Long Ride 2015) where I may have spent too much time whining about the cold - Wednesday (the next day) turned out to be the beautiful day that was predicted. After catching up with some work I found myself free at 4:30pm and took my very clean & shiny bike for a ride along Riverside Drive, it was all I was expecting - I throughly enjoyed it!

Erieau

One day, it seems like a long time ago (sometime in July, when the weather was warm) -   before the summer got busy, we decided to go on a quick get away. We didn't have much time so we decided to go to Erieau, which is about 2 hours away, if you take the long way - which is my favourite. Larry came home from work and we left soon after, it was a great ride, when we landed in Erieau we checked out our hotel room at Erieau Motel and then quickly (because I was so hungry) went to find some place to eat, we decided to eat at a restaurant close buy at the recommendation of our hosts. We ate at the Bayside Brewing Company, and it was a great choice. It was a hopping place but we did get a seat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful night.

Our patio view

Although we did have to share the table with a cute guest, who turned out to be irresistible, so I may have shared my meal.

Our dinner companion

They make beer on the premise, so we sampled

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It was a beautiful evening, even the cat was satisfied.

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We then went for an evening walk, which was very beautiful and peaceful

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It's funny how you can be less than 2 hours away from home and feel like your a million miles away. It was such a relaxing time, and so much fun.

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