Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nature Coast State Trail...

 After spending the weekend house bound because lil Sara was sick with a yucky coughing bug...And the latest cold snap lasting almost 5 day (OMGosh!!!..I know 5 whole days of cold weather in Florida feels like a life time)...We were delighted on Monday to be back in the 70s and the wee one feeling well enough for us to escape our 4 walls.

So what to do??

Well she asked if she could take her bike out on the "road"...As we have no paved driveway or outside area, she has always just ridden her trike inside the house...But yesterday, I loaded it, her and a helmet into my car and took them to the Nature Coast State Trail...Well the Fort Fanning portion of it anyway...

The beauty of this part of the Trail is that it does not intersect with any roads for about 6 to 8 miles, so it is the perfect place for her to learn how to ride "on the road" without actually being on the road...She worked very very hard on her listening skills too.

She was exhausted after pedaling her wittle wegs off for a mile or so hehe.

Afterwards we headed over to the playground to make sure every last drop of her energy was spent...got home just before sunset to feed the animals.

I am going to try and get hubby to come with us later this week and head to the Old Town Trail Head which is supposed to be about a mile from the parking lot to the old train trestle bridge over the Suwannee River...Will take the camera for sure.

A little bit about the Trail:
In the early 1900’s the railroad was replacing the steamship as the freight and passenger carrier of the Nature Coast. Trains hauled crops and timber throughout the Suwannee Valley, making passenger stops in small towns such as Chiefland, Cross City and Trenton. Today you can travel in the shadow of these early trains by retracing their historic route in the Nature Coast State Trail. The 31.7 miles of the Nature Coast Trail connects three counties and five communities.

Blessings Kelsie

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Andrea said...

She is very cute, but in that 2nd photo she seems not like to be photographed. That makes her more cute!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So adorable! I love getting out doors with my kids. Just makes the ordinary extraordinary!

mary said...

Wow 70 here in MI in winter that would be a heat wave. Anyway, winter temperature just kick in this week. The little angel is so adorable. Thanks for sharing1

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dr momi said...

The grandkids tried to pull all the bikes out of the garage last Sunday. I said "where are you going to ride?" .....there's snow everywhere. Not much mind you, being such a weird winter, but more like sledding weather. The kids just didn't get that :-)

I bet your daughter was tired that day!

On Crooked Creek said...

Totally European, dear friend! How well I remember our Sunday afternoon strolls...many times walking from one small town to the next! Tell Sara...I'm very proud of her taking to the Road!!! Drive carefully, dear ones!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I always loved the trails in the around our home in Emmertsgrunt Germany. Many great memories. Blessings, Debbie

Ellen said...

Wow, what a great trail. Sara is so adorable. So cute in the helmet. Hope she is feeling much better.

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a good day.You found the perfect spot to ride bikes. There's not many out there.