We are trying to squeeze the last bit of summer out of Northern Michigan. The weather hasn't been warm enough to really enjoy water sports for the past week. So, we have taken to our bikes and experienced some of the paved trails up here in Pure Michigan.
After enjoying a wonderful lunch at the 45th Parallel Cafe, we biked the Leelanau Trail. It's a terrific paved path. Like many of the bike trails here in northern Michigan the Leelanau Trail utilizes old railroad beds. It winds its way from Suttons Bay to Traverse City.The ride was easy enough for even our youngest riders. It didn't even challenge our old equipment. The worst problem we encountered was a lack of water. That was a poor planning problem on my part. Good Samaritans had left a few coolers of water along the way which was helpful. We even came upon a hand pump that provided more exercise than water. It was picturesque if nothing else. At one point a bike path ambassador introduced herself and offered sage path advice.
All in all it was a fabulous bike ride on a well planned trail. It gave us a lovely view of a little Up North countryside.
We ended our day with a fresh vegetable pizza. I used my go to recipe for the crust. We topped it with a sweet pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh peppers, red onions, black olives, and fresh basil.