Saturday, May 30, 2009

Idea #2 when you plan to go to the beach but it's too cold....

you can go to the PumpkinVine Trail. We took our time getting ready this morning and then headed out with picnic in hand and drove to Goshen.

What was not such a great day for the dunes, ended up being a perfect day for biking the trail.

I think overall we estimated that we went about 4 miles.

It is absolutely beautiful.
It is so fun to be at the stage with our kids that they can withstand long amounts of biking.

The quote of the day comes from Jack just after this picture was taken.
Donovan: "Jack it kinda looks like your dropping a deuce in this picture."
Jack: "Yep, I was... and it came out gold."

I sense the need for retraining coming on....
Man...I love these kids!

Some cool sights we saw along the way....Notice the big monkey in the tree.

We rode until the end of the trail and here we are headed back. What a great family activity if you are in the Goshen area.


Sarah said...

It looks like a great family outing! I've not tried riding the trail, but would love to! Thanks for the pictures!
Wait until at least July to hit the know that we are in northern Indiana and not Florida!?! lol

cheryl said...

It looks like a fun day! We have the Rivergreenway here in FW. It's a great trail too. Laura has told me about the Pumpkinvine, but I've not been on it. Here's an idea for the future.......Kal-Haven trail. I think Sherri and Kevin did it last year. Maybe when your kids are older you could do combine bikes and going to the dunes. It was a fun thing to do with Matt and Mindy last year. Needless to say, I was the slowest on the 34 mile trek. Still a nice day, though.

holly said...

It looks like a great time! Next time you should give us a call to go along!!! Great pictures!

sherri said...

What a fun day! That is a beautiful trail...a great way to spend a Saturday!

RosyRose said...

Heather I love that trail! We go once a summer! The kids used to have trouble making it the whole out do me:)
Jack is a funny kid!

heather said...

Sarah...your right we really should wait to plan the dunes until July! :)

Cheryl...We've been on the Kal-Haven trail too. But after being on this one so close to home...we were like, "Why did we drive so far away when we have the same thing so close to home??" :)

Holly....Next time!

Sherri....Next time you should come with us. :)

Rosey....What am I going to do without small group every week to see you??? I think I'm having a rose withdrawl right now!!! Maybe we ought to re-think our every other week plan.