That Time We Biked 100 Miles

IMG_4696Memorial Day Weekend was fast approaching and we didn’t have any plans. We were looking into camping, but since it was so late in the game all of the nearby campsites were already reserved. Then, we both had the idea to go on a bike trip along the C&O Canal Trail! We spent the week making frequent trips to REI to gather everything we needed including racks, panniers, and of course padded shorts. We started our journey in Hancock, MD, with a goal of 40 miles each day.IMG_4710Lemme tell you, this was the first time I’ve ever ridden more than 6 miles and oo baby was I feeling it. At one point I didn’t think I was going to make it to our campsite. Luckily the C&O Canal Trail has sites around every 4 miles, so you can make it to one when you’re dying. Each site had a water pump and a portapotty too! This picture shows how happy I was to finally be off the bike and at my destination! Our meal of hotdogs, baked beans, and wine was just what the doctor ordered.IMG_4712The next AM my legs were soreeeee and I was scared I wouldn’t make it a full 40 miles and we wouldn’t make it back to our car in time. We ended up riding 30ish miles and visited a nearby town for lunch before returning to another campsite.IMG_4793 Words can’t describe how happy we were to make it back to the car after a 100 mile weekend of biking and camping! I think we were most excited about putting on the clean set of clothes we stashed in the car.IMG_4800Right after this picture we sped to the gas station and had the most delicious king size Reese’s Nutrageous bar. We deserved it. As exhausting as this trip was, it was so much fun! The trail was essentially flat the entire way and we even saw a few snakes. Definitely a good lil last minute weekend trip!

D.C. Cherry Blossom Kayak Tour

IMG_4325I’ve been MIA for months, but better late than never! Since moving to the D.C. area, I’ve been dyinggg to romp around the cherry blossoms! This past April we beat the crowds and decided to see the cherry blossoms from the water. It was the best day ever! We left from the Key Bridge Boathouse in Gerogetown and within minutes we were paddling alongside the Lincoln Memorial.IMG_4229  Seeing the cherry blossoms from the water is definitely the way to go! As we were paddling we saw tons and tons of cars in standstill traffic and hoards of people just trying to make their way to see them. We were just happily paddling along enjoying the view.

IMG_4233IMG_4247 I took about 24038420 different pictures of the blossoms, but I’ll spare you.
IMG_4255IMG_4293 All in all the tour took about three hours and boy were my arms tired! I thought I was going to have to be towed back to shore haha. but really. Start training now.