On Saturday, John and I rode the Oak Leaf Trail from Bay View to South Milwaukee.
We have ridden this trail two previous times, once in 2006 and then again in 2011.
It was time to ride this trail again.
We parked at Humboldt Park near the bathrooms as usual.
We rode the 24 mile round trip and really enjoyed it.
The trail runs along Lake Michigan and even in hot, humid weather, the cool lake breeze feels so good and the views are gorgeous.
We even had the added bonus of being able to see the Thunderbirds performing at an air show at Bradford Beach. That was pretty cool.
We planned on rewarding ourselves with treats at the concession stand at Grant Park Beach in South Milwaukee, but, much to our dismay, the concessions stand was closed for remodeling!
Now, who planned to do this remodeling in the hottest part of the summer?
To say we were disappointed is an understatement, but we did stop at the South Milwaukee clubhouse at their golf course where we had some sodas and chips.
It was a good snack.
Here are a few photo
This is at Humboldt park before we hit the trail.
Such great views of the Lake from this trail.
This is not an airplane from the air show, but one that is going in for a landing at Mitchell Field.
Some of the trail is so wooded and has nice curves and turns.
The beach at Grant Park in South Milwaukee.
We tried a few selfies, but we definitely need some practice in this fine art.
Snacks at the Golf Course.
Another attempt at a selfie.
A break at South Shore Park to watch the air show.
And one last selfie to leave you with.
It was a great ride.
After we got back, we showered and headed to On the Rock for pizza and beer.
It was a great way to end our fun day.