“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – H.G. Wells
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” –
Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896
Hubby and I took advantage of a beautiful day off and did some bike riding at the Kettle Falls marina and campground recreation area.
Lake Roosevelt is in an annual draw down due to spring melt.
You can get an idea how deep the lake normally is from the above photo.
Click here for a bike ride post in the same area from a year ago.
And click here also for more photos and history of my part of the world.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
John F. Kennedy
“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …
‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’”
—Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Sunday has proven to be a glorious day…no rain…no snow!
So Hubby and I took some time out to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
We packed up the bikes and headed over to Old Kettle for a bit of exercise.
This is one of our favorite recreational areas and we are blessed to live nearby.
There are interesting markers that describe the old town, but for today, we simply rode our bikes and enjoyed a bit of nature, rather than exploring the town history (a fun thing to do as there are remnants of the town and it is easy to imagine what life may have been like).
Old Kettle Falls still has residents, such as this squirrel, who was having lunch.
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”