Finally got to stop at Kings Dominion again. This time on the way to PA. Lots of good coaster rides, and plenty with the girls! Lucy and Myra rode a ton, and I did the fast pass to get on some of the big ones fast.
Kerry's Dad got us tickets to the Mens' US Open in Pinehurst last month. Pretty neat to go and walk through the course. I was surprised at how close we could get to the golfers at times, like Garcia, Els, and Mickelson. Hot day, but pretty fun. Sad that you could not take your phones though, so this is as close as I could get.
I did some reconnaissance recently on the still-under-construction final portion of the Neuse River Trail between the WRAL Soccer Fields and Louisburg Road. The trail is ready to be paved, and they need to put in a bridge, but they are close. Then a nonstop path from the Dam to Clayton. So excited!!!
Wife kidnapped me and took me up to the Mountains for an anniversary vacation. GREAT TIME with my wife. So glad to spend some quality time with her. Had a GREAT dinner at the Olde Hickory Tap Room, some good beers, some good art appreciation, and lots of laughs.
Went to another Y Princess event with Lucy's tribe at the NC Aboretum. They had a bunch of events and stations for the girls. If you read this years later, and we have a nice Japanese Maple, it started here!
This year for the Y Princess Spring Outing Chief Challenge patch, we have to do 5 random acts of kindness. One of the possible choices is to pass out water on a Greenway. Lucy, Myra, and I joined Myra's tribe on the Neuse River Greenway. Great time, and so many riders/runners were so appreciative!
Since I am not running much these days, I've been doing a lot of biking. Long rides of 13+ miles. Mostly on the Greenway. Went a couple weekends ago and found lots of flooded Greenways. With all the rain and snow in the mountains, they were letting more water out of the Dam. So the Neuse flooded the Greenway in a lot of places. I rode through at first, just a little, then found this long, about 1/4 mile part flooded. Water up to the top of my tire. Talk about your good workouts. I kept peddling so I wouldn't get too wet. Phew!
Went to Honeycutt Park yesterday to see how the new Greenway connection was progressing. By the looks of these pictures, pretty good. It is going to be a great Greenway when they finish it. Right now, lots of unpaved trail, and unfinished bridges, but pretty cool. The tunnel goes under 540, so pretty awesome there. We did some urban adventuring!