after five years of saying we were going to, we finally bit the bullet and did. we bought new bicycles. so yesterday we decided it would be fun to go on a nice long bike ride. our friends andy and jessica came along, and we rode over 20 miles on the beautiful cannon valley trail (http://www.cannonvalleytrail.com/).
it was a perfect 75 degrees or so outside, and the trail is covered with a canopy of trees to shade you. we drove to red wing to get on the trail there, and before our ride, we had a delicious and hearty lunch on the patio of "the veranda," a restaurant in the st. james hotel, overlooking the mississippi (http://www.st-james-hotel.com/new/start.php).