Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Heather's college scheduled "spring break" a bit early this year -- too early to return and sponge off the in-laws to enjoy more riding on the California Riviera. So what else could we do to escape the winter in Iowa? We'll be in Italia soon enough so Moab, Utah got the nod. We were able to visit some family in Denver along the way and stop by a Whole Foods for some groceries as well to stock up the condo for the week. Larry picked up some sort of bug in Denver (bad Chinese food?) so today's the first day we got outside -- riding on the new bike trail the nice Moab folks built (including this wonderful bridge over the Colorado River you see Heather posing upon) up towards the turnoff for Dead Horse Point. We got a bit of a workout on the brief (thankfully!) 7% grade before turning back to the condo. We grilled up some marinated mahi-mahi we scored at Whole Foods and enjoyed some fish tacos along with some Dead Horse beer. Larry's feeling better so we hope to play with the MTB's a bit too before the week is over.