Our new neighborhood is right along the Loveland Bike Trail, which means the second the weather broke, we rushed out, got two new bikes, tossed the kids into a double-rider cart attachment, and made our first family trek up to historic Loveland for lunch.
A trip on the trail is a well-known activity and I am simply here to echo into the agreement chamber that the whole idea and ordeal is awesome. The ride took us a good forty minutes, but the second we rolled into Loveland, I felt like we were on vacation. There are restaurants and breweries saddled right up on the trail, so we pulled over to the first one on our left, and took a fabulously wonderful load off.
Honestly, it could have been anything and we would have been happy, but we sat outside on the patio of Trailside Smokehouse, ordered ourselves two Coronas each, a couple of wraps, and PB&J for both kids, and found ourselves completely digging the whole operation. The food was perfectly delicious and the set up was relaxing and nice. Kenny and I just kept looking at each other and giggling, not believing that this is something that we can now do easily on the regular. So simply great, all the way around.
So if you haven’t already, grab a bike gang and hit the trail, and land in historic Loveland for some good eats and good beers. If that doesn’t spell b-l-a-s-t, I don’t know what does.