Time to put my birthday gift to good use. The Boy put the bike carrier on the car for us this past weekend, so today was the day to figure out how to get the bikes on it and go in search of some new bike trails.
It took us awhile to figure out the best fit for the bikes, but once we did, all I had to do was make one small adjustment and we were ready to go. Yahoo!
We packed a picnic lunch so enjoyed munching delicious whole grain pitas stuffed with lettuce and cheese at this beautiful park at the start of the trail.
While we munched our lunch, Mr and Mrs. Duck enjoyed a delicious snack too. I couldn't resist taking a picture of them shaking a tail feather.
Once we had been fortified we started our adventure, and enjoyed a most delightful ride on this fabulous path all along the edge of the Ottawa River. You can see Quebec on the other side of the water.
We pedalled along the water's edge all the way to the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa.
A thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful ride.
This was our turn-a-round point for today. A park bench in a shady spot by one of the locks on the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa. You can be sure that we will be riding this trail again real soon. What a treat it was for the body and soul today.