Created 3-Sep-12
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We took a lovely scenic Sunday morning bike ride on the tow path through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Our bike ride begins!  Just don't ask me to explain what Chas was doing in this shot....  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008We weren't on the tow path very long when we ran into this family of ducks.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Bikers!  We've decided we're going to get matching bike shorts before our next trip -- and Larry is looking into getting sponsors!  ;-)(June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008It was a lovely summer morning -- and there was plenty of beautiful scenery to see!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Not long after we saw the duck family, we came upon this blue heron!  Okay, a nice gentleman walking the other way told me he was up ahead and so I kept my eyes peeled for him.  (June 22, 2008)© CarolAnd then we saw this one further along the tow path!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008There are locks all along the tow path and this is the first one we stopped to check out.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Here's another shot of one of the canal locks.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008I don't imagine this tree was growing here when the locks were in use.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Our bikers on another stop along the tow path.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008As we came into Peninsula, we saw this lovely sight.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Lunch at the Winking Lizard sounded like a great idea after that "grueling" work-out ....  ;-)(June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Chas and his Dad stretching after our strenuous bike ride!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Trisha add Chas relaxing and kicking back at the Winking Lizard!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Peninsula is one of the stops on the Cuyahoga Valley Railway, which goes through the national park.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008Couldn't resist another train shot!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008This caboose is open to the public, but we decided to check it out from outside.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008We saw these lovely lillies along the tow path.  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008This was an interesting way to view one of the locks!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008More pretty flowers!  (June 22, 2008)© Carolyn S. Murray 2008

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