Lansdowne, but not for the football

Lansdowne, but not for the football

There was a game. We didn’t care. I mean, we were happy for them. Lansdowne was filled with smiling people wearing their team colours, milling about, eating things, playing games, drinking beer, laughing. The sun was shining, it was hot but not too sticky. Perfect summer afternoon.

I biked over to pick up Eldest, a 13-km ride through NCC pathways. She got on her bike, carrying cameras, snacks, and the skateboard on our backs. We first went to another skatepark at McNabb but didn’t like that one as much. So we took the Laurier path all the way to the Canal, with a pit stop at City Hall, and up to Landsdowne.

It’s a lovely park, a little more family-friendly than McNabb, locked the bikes, and played. She on her board, me with my camera. She’s still new at this, only started a few months ago, but it’s coming along. Part of me looking at the guys doing flips and falling down hard wishes she never gets too good, but the other part knows that’s silly. Kids need to fall down if they’re ever to get better at things.

We went to Whole Foods to pick up lunch and a coffee, then got back on our bikes for a ride back to Nepean through Dow’s Lake and the Experimental Farm path.

All in all, she biked over 30km, almost all of which on secure lanes. A lovely way to get a fine bit of exercise, explore the city, and have a relaxed Saturday.

p.s. anyone know how the team did?

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