Last Saturday we had the privilege of taking a 95-kilometre (60-mile) bicycle trip to an ice-cream shop with some friends.  I know, that sounds like a long trip just to get ice cream, but you must realize that this is Coaticook ice cream, directly from the factory.  Actually, Coaticook ice cream was not our only reason for bicycling, otherwise we would probably have driven there.

At 8:00 it was raining lightly, but we started nevertheless around 9:00 in the fog and humidity.  Several of us were taking pictures: Elizabeth with her Kodak, Nathanael with his iPhone, and I with my Blackberry, so we ended up with a well documented bicycle trip.  

Starting in the fog They didn’t consult each other to dress the same.

Around 10:00 we stopped for a short time to look at a river and dam.

The dam Taking pictures The river was quite high, but not flooding.

In spite of the cloudiness of the day, There was much very beautiful scenery to be seen – streams, farms, woods, panoramas, and tree-covered roads to name a few.

The view Through the woods A picturesque farm

We decided to stop to take a group photo at the top of the last hill before lunch.  There was very little traffic on this road.

Stopping for the shot Setting up the camera Group picture

Meanwhile, at home, William was having a great time with Daddy building a Piper Cherokee 140, and Amy was greasing the pizza pans for Mommy.  Stephen was practising his sermon for Sunday at the Grace Christian Home.  (I will try to make time to post on that, too.)

Aeroplane building Sermon practise

Finally, we arrived at the ice cream shop.  We then had lunch at the Coaticook gorge.  Yes, we had our dessert before our lunch, but we were good and ate our lunch anyhow!

Coaticook Icecream Shop Lunch time!

After lunch we were blessed with more beautiful scenery.

A rail-road crossing A farm with black-and-white cows A scenic drive, to be sure A path through the woods A farm with brown and black cows

Later in the day, the sun came out.  We never got rained on at all, in spite of all the ominous clouds we saw.

Reflection on the river

Finally, shortly before 6:00 PM, we arrived home, where Mommy had prepared pizza for supper. (With Amy’s help, remember?)  Thank-you Mommy for that delicious meal!  Oh, and a special cookie-cake made by Elizabeth…

Back home Bicycle wheel cookie cake

Finally, after all those kilometres of hills, we were persuaded (by the ones who hadn’t gone) to play badminton.  It was really interesting – the number of birds started at one, but there must have been at least half a dozen when we got near the end.


And we wound it all up with a game of hide-and-seek.

Matthew 7:7-9 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”


Job 34:21 “For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.”


One thought on “Bicycling

  1. Samantha

    It was such a blessing to be able to spend the day with you all! I really enjoyed the time of fellowship we had together, and bicycling with you, Evelyn! Thanks for joining us and putting up with us! Anyone ready to do it again?

    Thank you Mrs. Frazer (and all who helped) for the delicious supper; it was really appreciated! Elizabeth, you did an amazing job on the dessert pizza! Very appropriate!!!


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