Brrr again this morning, so the furnace was on again for a bit. Then we went into New Hartford for breakfast at Panera with some retired teacher friends. Of course, we had fun, but we all agree that retirement is wonderful and we wouldn't want to be back in the classroom!
Don's cough is back, so he finally went to the doctor. It seems the diagnosis is allergy induced acute bronchitis. He was given a new inhaler and two new prescriptions, and we hope they will do the trick. While he was at the doctor's office I relaxed at Barnes and Noble, reading and taking advantage of their free wifi.
The bikes were on the truck and we took them to Marcy to ride the Canalway Trail along the Barge Canal. Today was a perfect day to ride, because it was warm and sunny. We started at the lock in Marcy and had our lunch there, then rode five miles to the Utica end, then the same five miles back. At the lock we were lucky enough to watch two beautiful boats, one a sail boat, one a huge yacht. It is always fun to watch boats go through the lock, so we stayed for the entire process. The yacht was from Turks and Caicos Islands and was heading south.
Lunch at the lock
Coming into the lock
Waiting for the water level to lower
The gates are opening
There she goes
Beautiful day for a ride
Observation tower on the bike trail
Crossing the lock
A stop for ice cream on the way home was in order, then dinner at home(again!).
Nicky Doodles for ice cream
Don has gone out to play cards with his friends, so I will let you know tomorrow if he was a big winner and we can buy ourselves a cruise ship and sail around the world.
It was chilly again this morning, 51, but this afternoon I had to turn the air conditioning on because it got to 83 inside!! It was only for a little while until the sun started its decline. Great day, 83 and sunny.