Sometimes I love to just go exploring, so at 6am this morning I got out the Mtn Bike and headed north along the trail.
The trail is not completed all the way through to the state park yet - there are finished sections and unfinished sections still waiting to be tied together. But, progress is being made.
Anyway, I had to do some cross country biking to get from one section to another, going further than in the past.
Well, lo and behold, going around a corner, I discovered an Ecological Park. Now, I have lived here 2 years, and explored a lot, and ridden the area for five years, but had never seen this before. It has neat gravel paths, a number of ponds, places to sit and view nature, a gazebo, and connects directly to a finished section (about 1 mile) of the trail. You can also drive to a parking lot. It is fairly new.
Amazing what you can find if you just go out with an "exploring" concept in mind, and not a "how many miles can I get in" concept.
Not a big deal, only did 12 miles, took about 1.5 hours because of the cross country - BUT, a LOT of FUN and it left me with a smile!!
Anyone else have serendipitous happenings?