Now, can you really call it brunch when you eat at 9AM and they are only serving breakfast foods? Because the title sounds so much better that way instead of “Bike-n-Breakfast.” See? Okay, so that’s not the point. The point is that a couple of weeks ago, Katie, Bob and I got our bikes our for the first time in 2009 and attended an organized ride at Creve Coeur Park which took us all the way to the Little Hills Winery in Old Town St. Charles. The day was perfect for a spring bike ride, it was a bit on the chilly side at 7:30AM Saturday morning but we made it through. When we got to the Lake House, we did notice that the group skewed toward the older crowd but there were a smattering of families with children.
Once everyone was gathered, we were off…very slowly. I know that it’s been a while since I’ve ridden a bike but come on! I guess I now understood why the group was older. Of course I wasn’t looking for a road race but really, I could have walked faster than that. At that pace, though, I was able to enjoy the scenery around me, I looked left and I looked right and only a couple of times did I almost veer off into a ditch.
Once we got to the Little Hills Winery, they had a buffet set up with fruit, waffles, biscuits and gravy, an omelet bar, etc. We got our food and sat outside, enjoying the patio overlooking the streets of Old Town St. Charles. It was really a peaceful setting and we figured out that we can totally do this on our own because they offer this buffet every Saturday and Sunday. Nice!
Afterward, the ranger said that we could split up and so we did because I needed to explore Tartan Day! I mean, men in kilts throwing stones, period costumes, border collies herding sheep, wooden swords, what more of an excuse do you need to attend this spectacle? Oh, it was also free.
I see London, I see France, I can see your underpants!