Sunday, April 4, 2010
What a beautiful day this turned out to be! We awoke before the dawn so that we could ride our bikes to the Erie Canal Village for the "Son Rise" Easter service. Paige was kind enough to get up early to snap our picture for the blog! We arrived at the outdoor gathering just in time for songs and prayer. The sun actually rose mid way through, which was beautiful. Our plan was to continue on the Erie Canal Trail to New London then head towards Sylvan Beach for a hearty breakfast which we found at Mary's Diner in Vienna...again, food!! We took a different route home and ended up with a 40 mile day. So far training has been fun:) We saw all sorts of wildlife today such as HUGE turkeys, ducks, a beaver, a chihuahua named "Taco" who chased us, and the skeleton (ribcage and skull) of either a large dog or a deer which was kind of creepy!
Easter dinner (delicious!)was at Mom and Dad's with Chris and Susan, the twins, CJ, and Paige of course. Joel Rhein is on a plane from Vietnam to Brazil today to begin part three of his spring term abroad. We missed him but SKYPED with him early this morning before we left! The day ended with a gathering up at the Big House with the Amidon/Lauri side of the family. More great food and fun!