Last Sunday, we went on a long ride. At first, we just wanted to bike for no more than 2 hours, just the time to do the Minuteman bikeway, which passes through several historical sites in Boston suburbs. And eventually, we ended up riding for 8 hours. The weather was nice, my bike was new and fast, the countryside was gorgeous. We went back home covered by dust and exhausted. The video tells the story of this day…
Spring is back! Blossoming trees, delightful smells, running squirrels and singing birds. That’s one of the cool thing in Boston: the city lives with the 4 seasons – snow in winter, flowers in spring, hot summer and astonishing colors of fall. I may sound like an old lady – let’s live in the nature with simple pleasures – but well, that’s how it is in New England. In a few years I’ll retire in a cabin in Walden Pond. But now, I ride my new bike in the streets of Boston and enjoy the beautiful days.
There are not a lot of 3-day weekends… but as soon as I see one popping up in my calendar, I immediately start looking for a place to go. Last Monday was Martin Luther King Day, and my company was closed. The snow, the cold and the mountains were calling me, and we went to Vermont, this small State close to Boston. We have already been there in May, when we were going back from Montreal, and we also did a tour for the fall foliage. We rented a SUV to go on the snowy roads and found a nice farm stay in the middle of the Green Mountains. It was quiet, quaint and so Vermont !