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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Om and I had a "date" today. We haven't had time to do anything together all summer. So, we made a plan for one day this week. We put the bikes on my car and headed to Grand Haven.
We biked part of what is called the Lakeshore Connector Trail. It follows Lakeshore Drive from Grand Haven to Holland for about 20 miles.
This is an interesting trail. It's not a rail trail, but more like a widened sidewalk, but better. It winds through residential areas, with lots of shade, which made it a really pleasant ride. We rode 9.5 miles and then turned around, so did a total of 19 miles.
This is the view toward Lake Michigan where the trail crosses Pigeon Creek. It looks like it is popular for other kinds of recreation too.
Finally, we went to eat at a Russ', a W. Michigan restaurant franchise. Very uncharacteristically, we both ordered the same thing, a salad with grilled chicken strips and mandarin oranges. It was good, but I thought they could have thrown in a few greens other than just iceberg lettuce. We split a piece of chocolate-cherry cake for dessert. Fun day!