More treasures from the trail

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Today we went for a long run.  Tuesday Ken outran me and I thought I outran myself.  My run/walk was an amazing 6 miles.  After Ken said our next run would be 10 miles.  My reaction way “No way!”  But I relented with “I’ll see how I do.”  Well Ken exceeded his goal: 11.5 miles!  And I hung in there for 10.2 miles!!!!  Wooohoo!!!  Yes I am sore.  Walking hurts.  But the best of the bike trail sights were yet to come and because I kept going I got to be there to share them with you.  I think you will say: “Now that’s what I’m talking about!”   :-]

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Following the light

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My eyes were arrested by the beauty of the light shining through the arbor on my way to the parking garage after work.  Again, at home I was taken aback by what looked like lights left on upstairs.  As I walked into the room I discovered it was the sun shining through the window on our  pendulum light then onto the wall behind then from the wall behind the pendulum to the opposite wall.  Awesome!!!image

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Child’s play: dancing delight

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To an Audience of One we raise our arms. To an Audience of One we bend and twirl and jump and throw our mud in wildest joy! For from You and to You and for You all things exist and only You, O God, are worthy of THE DANCE!
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Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen. ( I Timothy 1:17 King James Version)

Flowers, Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod Canal, Plimouth Plantation

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Our last vacation day was going to be a ferry trip to Nantucket island.  Again, a lifelong dream of mine.  But we had a late start and discovered the round trip alone would take 4 hours of our time.  That and our late start became the deciding factors for creating plan “B” which turned out to be the most awesome and  wonderful day ever!!!  We set out looking for antique row and ended up visiting a gorgeous farm and jams store.  It had a lovely pond, a small reptile zoo and wonderful gardens.  As our search progressed we stumbled upon an enormous bridge spanning the Cape Cod canal. This canal, built between 1933-1935 is the widest canal on the planet.  It shortened the trip around the Cape from 3 days to 30 minutes!  It was in exploring the jetty next to the mouth of the canal we met several new friends that helped fill in the blanks on the history of the region.  Then,  finally as we were overlooking a bluff we met a skateboarding girl that suggest we check out The Plimouth Plantation. The visitor center provided tours of an actual indian village, a pilgrim village, a craft center and a replica of the Mayflower.  All areas were staffed with real indians and people dressed and in character of the period.  It was phenomenal!