We went to Old Orchard where the New England Parkinson's Ride was taking place. There were some college friends riding or working at it that I hadn't seen in years. One of my friends contracted PD about 4 years ago. She has published a book about it that I found inspirational. She managed to find many positive things about her life. Sue calls her biking team, "Suzy's Shakers." It took me more than a moment to catch the play in the name. She rode 50 miles that day (very hot) in spite of not feeling well. Her husband rides 50 miles in the dark, then 50 with her so he can do 100 miles. As I said, inspirational.
Sue is the fourth one from the left.
Then it was to Kennebunk to sit on the beach. H.....E........A.........V.........E.......N! No need to say more.
Followed by a pretty easy to take meal at the Maine Diner. I love Maine so much!
Clam chowder, local beer, lobster roll and OMG - pumpkin cake to die for. I could have gone home then and been thrilled with my trip. But the fun wasn't over. Sunday morning we took a bike ride near Nubble Light. I was big time in my happy place.
I only propped my bike for a minute. Remember
the ride it almost took into the ocean here!
Playing in the parking lot while Kay took pictures.
Then the sun came out.
Then we did just a little shopping. I got something for each "child." I got my husband whoopie pies and I bought a shirt and a 3/4 zip. I didn't get a vest I still sort of wish I had.
Then one more seafood meal before heading home. There are many reasons to do the Pumpkinman Triathlon again, one big one being that it takes place in Maine.