Yesterday, Chris and I decided to take a motorcycle ride over to Lewisburg to the Lewisburg Freez for some Dole Whip. If you've ever been to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and enjoyed either a Dole Whip soft serve or pineapple float from Aloha Isle in Adventureland, you already know how delicious Dole Whip pineapple sorbet is! And if you haven't - and you're a fan of pineapple - you're missing out! Good news though...if you live in Central PA, you can find it at the Lewisburg Freez on US 15 just north of the intersection with PA 45.
Lewisburg Freez has an extensive menu of ice cream, sundaes, and milkshakes, but yesterday we were intent on getting Dole Whips as a way of celebrating Pineapple Pondering's 2nd birthday this weekend. We suited up and headed out just after 1:30 PM. As is wont to happen in our agricultural township, we got stuck in a long line of cars behind a very large piece of farm equipment rolling down PA 550. While we were moving so slowly, I managed to snag a picture of Chris and me on the bike, just before we passed the miniature donkey farm at Sawmill Road.
|Happy to be geared up and Lewisburg-bound!|
|61 degrees was a little chilly, especially since it was so cloudy.|
|One of us looks annoyed, LOL.|
|Jiggity-jig...it's Dominic the Donkey and his girls.|
|This painted barn is on PA 144.|
|This large farm is on PA 45.|
|Frozen pineapple deliciousness!|
|JEETS?!? (Hi, Jeff! Love ya bunches!!!)|
This morning, we left the house around 9 AM...this time in my Subaru. We drove down to Alfarata Station near Alexandria and I introduced Chris to the Lower Trail. I rode my bicycle and he walked. Originally, I'd planned to do a 20-mile ride, but as I was closing in on my 8th mile, my rump was NUMB! I stopped at the 8-mile bench I stopped at last time I did a long ride on this trail and the instant I dismounted, I felt better. I decided to walk around a bit before hopping back on the bike and pedaling another two miles. While I was stopped and walking around, I had an encounter of the feathered kind!
|My halfway stretch & snack break spot.|
|A bandana - it's not the best look, but it does the job.|
|I've become an energy bar person. When did that happen?|
(By the way, this one was delicious!)
|Relaxing just off the trail.|
|A brief stop at the trail marker at Mt. Etna Station.|
|A little Googling revealed that Mr. Lower passed away in 2009 at the age of 91.|
|The covered bridge at Mt. Etna Station.|
|Busted through the 20-mile threshold and then some!|
|Just under two hours of riding time...by NINE SECONDS!|
And now back to Pineapple Ponderings' second birthday...
|Happy Birthday, Pineapple Ponderings!!!|