Monday, September 28, 2009

Biking Along the Ohio

My dad has been pedaling daily for the past few months on a bicycle.
Something that he has not done in years. He is trying to regain a healthier body and lifestyle after having high blood pressure since he was a teen, heart by-pass surgery about 5 years ago and his latest battle....diabetes.

He has gotten the whole family interested in pedaling with him so one Friday a few weeks ago we took the afternoon off from homeschooling and loaded the bikes up. We headed to the river where there is a bike/walk trail and here are just a few pics from our afternoon adventure.

We pedaled from Moundsville to Glendale where the trail ends at the old Marx Toy Factory. You can still see the Marx name on one of the tanks still standing there.

We took a rest and headed back to complete the last leg of the 5 mile trail. After completing our ride I took the kids to play on the playground. While they played I snapped some more photos.

For any of you Brad Paisley fans, you may recognize some of these sites. They are in the same spot that Brad filmed his "Letter To Me" video.
Moundsville Bridge crossing the Ohio River to Ohio

Looking North towards Wheeling

Looking across the River

River barge carrying coal

Well that's it for our day of play!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a very, very beautiful area you live in.

Your dad is wise to begin living a healthier lifestyle, especially when diabetes gets in the picture.

Carmen C. said...

Thanks for the peak at your area and that is wonderful of your dad to take control of his health, Kudos to him:)

Andora said...

That is so great that your dad is doing this for his health..and you really do live in a beautiful area..I bet the kids really enjoyed the ride to..take care

Arlene said...

How beautiful it is in your area!!! I was born in Morgantown, WV!!! Decades ago!

Farmchick said...

Looks like it was a great day! :) Stop over for a visit soon.

Sunny said...

What a fun day, great pictures, love the bridges.
Sunny :)