This weekend, Hilary, Finn, and I went on a mini-vacation to a magical place... Vermont. We ended up going to Kingdom Trails in East Burke with two other couples. Kingdom Trails is a HUGE collective of interconnecting bike trails that are almost exclusively on private property. You buy a day pass, like skiing, to access the trails. It was incredibly gorgeous. The air was crisp and clear (and freezing), it was sunny, and the views were amazing. The trails occasionally cross huge, green fields of mowed grass with amazing views. It was unlike any other place I've ever biked.
In the afternoon, I stopped biking and met up with Hilary and Finn. We drove to a hill-top monastery with great views and let Finn ride his bike. That's right. Finn is into biking. Before we left, Hilary told him we were going to Vermont to go biking and he got super excited. He kept saying, "biking, ah-mont" and riding his balance bike all over the house. He rode his bike around the monastery about four times and every time we put him in the car, he had a melt down because he wanted to keep riding. The monastery was also a popular rest stop for people biking. Every time a big group of (usually French-Canadian) bikers stopped to rest, Finn would walk right into the middle of their group and lay his tiny, red bike next to their rigs. Then they would laugh, say something in French, and Finn would get embarrassed and run away. It was really entertaining.