I'm really starting to get hooked on this bike riding thing.
Hubby met me after work and we loaded up the bikes and headed to the Lake Forest Park section of the Burke Gilman trail. I've been feeling a bit out of shape this past week from missing a few of my workouts, so this was a great option for a date.
The last time we went on a serious bike ride, I ran out of steam because I had no water. This time, I brought my hydration pack. As our oldest daughter loves to say: "always be prepared."
We parked right between the Baskin Robbins and a froyo shop in the Lake Forest Park shopping center. As long as we could make it through the cross walk across busy Bothell Way NE, we were set for a fun time. ( If you're familiar with this area, you know what I'm talking about.)
Once we got on the trail, we were surprised to find it wasn't busy at all for a Friday evening. A few speedster bikers passed us, but we mostly rode by families, couples and the lone jogger pounding away at the trail.
This was our first time biking this section of the Burke Gilman trail and, oh man, there are some amazing houses. We were oohing and aahing at all the gigantic mediterranean style red tile roofed villas situated right on Lake Washington.
"Whoa. Honey-look at this one!" Hubby would yell to me, and we'd both gawk as we rode by.
This was a nice little perk I hadn't expected. We got a chance to visualize our dream home, while also getting in a decent workout. Not bad.
Then, we found another unexpected treasure.
Just as we were getting to the point that we needed to turn around and head back home, we saw a beach and kids playing in the water. Then, we spotted a killer playground. Oh boy.
"Matthews Beach Park" the sign read.
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