Sunday, November 01, 2009

Impressionist view

The leaves floated on the surface of the canal. There was enough sun to peak through the clouds and create this impressionist view of the world.

BRBP_impressionist view, originally uploaded by shersteve.

Dolores and I took our bikes for a ride on the Blackstone River Bikeway. We started at the rest area on northbound i295 (just past RT 146 in Cumberland) and went south this time.

The trail crossed the river several times as it wound it way down a scenic route. The old canal on one side, the river on the other. With the trees half leafless, the view was expansive. Farms and houses appeared where previously we had no idea what was beyond the wall of trees.

The breeze was strong facing us as we rode south. Not so strong to hinder our ride. It was a benefit on the return. The best surprise was the what the trail did with the old Lonsdale DriveIn.

BRBP_Lonsdale Drive-in

They kept the sign to advertise the bikeway.

What a great use for this slice of Americana!


  1. Looks like you had a great day on the bike path. I love the fact that they kept the Drive-In sign as well since I spent practically every Friday night of my high school years there and I'm a sucker for nostalgia. That's the spot that I get on the path most days since it's about a mile from my house.

  2. So close? We should do a tweetup on the bikeway sometime!