Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day weekend

We spent a very busy 3 day weekend with Chad's parents and the rest of the family in Cleveland area. We got into town late Friday afternoon and had dinner w/Bruce, Sherry, Todd Hilary and Adisyn. Then we played Settlers of Catan for the first of three times.

Saturday morning, we met at the Brecksville train station to catch the bike train. Basically, you bring your bike down to the depot, the train comes, they load the bikes on for you, you ride the train to whatever stop you want and when you get off your bike is waiting for you. The train runs parallel (well, essentially parallel) to the Erie Canal that connected Akron (and beyond?) to Lake Erie. The bike trail we rode is actually the old towpath for the canal boats. Of course, it has been surfaced with a lovely limestone chip surface. We rode 11 miles back to where we parked our cars. Megan and Adisyn got to ride in style, although they ended up crying for about the last 2 miles.

Saturday afternoon, Chad and I went to see Mamma Mia, which was a little different than expected but not a bad way to spend some time. We also went out to eat (hey, you gotta take advantage of free babysitting when you can, thanks Bruce and Sherry). Megan went to the pool with Grandma and Grandpa.

Chad and his dad also rode another 12 miles on Saturday before the movie.

Sunday, we went to church, where Megan got kicked out of her class for crying too much. After another wonderful and large meal, Chad, Bruce, Paul, Todd and Hilary, did a 36 mile bike ride.

Megan, Adisyn, Sherry and I went to the park and to the pool to get our "exercise."

Monday, we went to a local park and had a picnic. Megan seemed to especially like Uncle Paul and was constantly batting her little eyes at him. I should also add that after breakfast, Sherry and I rode 12 miles on our bikes.

We took the girls down to the creek. Once again, the only bad part is that we can never get the swimsuit on fast enough.

We ended the afternoon with a popsicle and the drive home.

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