OMG what a gorgeous Spring Day!!! Sun. Deep Blue Sky. 60 degrees. Oh yes, I was cycling in bike shorts. Add to this four wonderful women who enjoy each other, love to have fun and love to bike and you have a PERFECT day!
|Again -- I am the one in Bunny Ears!|
|Nakashima Barn. Japanese owners were sent to one of those camps during WW II. They never got anything back.|
|Half way point with snacks and laughs and rest ;'-)|
|Brenda got an inspiration for that photo above!|
We cruised along the northern part of Centennial Trail to enjoy a little more "country" than the southern portion offers. Both parts of the trail are a delight, and some of us may get to ride both together if we join Cindy on her bike her birthday age ride this summer.
|Several panels of mosaic art lines a wall on the trail.|
|A little music stop|
|Forming our own band.|
|I love my bike ;'-)|
|Big and not so big.|
At our early rest stop a young woman came walking up the trail with her dog and a huge grin on her face. Laughingly she said.. "yesterday I rounded the corner on the trail and saw a guy on a bike pulling a trailer with a Rhinoceros on it. Today I round the corner and see a Bunny (my ears)!! What is going on here???" She had taken a photo of the Rhino and asked if she could take one of me. Of course! We had a nice long chat with her before taking to the trail again. A fun encounter.
|There's a story here.|
He is riding to raise money and awareness of endangered rhinos, and is on his way to San Diego.
Rhinoride.org for more important info:
The aim of the Long Ride to Free them is to raise funds and create global awareness for the current poaching crisis of the Rhinoceros in Southern Africa. In doing so, to shed the light on this urgent dilemma that involves rhinoceros and other keystone species worldwide. By bringing this issue to the forefront we strive to make a more positive impact in the way we interact and affect our natural world. Every 8 hours a Rhino is slaughtered for its horns... at this rate rhinos could be extinct in a decade,
Brenda had been telling us of her sighting of this guy the day before in Mill Creek, and didn't get a good photo of him.
All too soon it seemed, it was time to return to our start point. But not before tea/coffee and crumpets at the Pharmacy Stilly Cafe! Then we could call it a day and continue on to the end.
|This eagle stood out at me.|