The Root of Excitement


In nine days.

I will not be sitting at the end of a tree limb with a bird in my hand.


In nine days…

Biking buddy and I will be traveling to southeastern Minnesota to spend a week on picturesque bike trails along a winding river and eight small villages, while visiting shops, eateries and at least two brewpubs, breathing in the start of autumn, and thanking God for vacation, relaxation and the beauty of the outdoors.

I’m as excited as the five-year-old going to Disney World for the first time.

Biking the Root River and Harmony-Preston Trails has been a desire for the last five years, since I first learned of their existence. It has been a bucket list item and now the trip and adventure is coming true.

In nine days.

I can barely wait.

In the interim, between now and when I return with hundreds of photos toward the end of September, I’m providing a small taste from the internet. It’s going to be an extraordinary vacation…I can feel it.

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41 responses to The Root of Excitement

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I can imagine how you are counting the days, and how almost nothing else matters. It looks so wonderful. I hope you have a great time, and I look forward to the thousands of pictures. I can almost feel the crisp air on that wooded path.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I spent two beautiful fall days on an awesome bike trail five years ago, with Natasha. It’s when I found out about the Root River and also experienced how great it can be to bike on a sunny, leafy, crispy day in September.

  2. Laurie says:

    Love the quote! Have a great time biking in Minnesota! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a vacation. What an adventure!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Laurie. I’d love to have a week-long biking adventure every year, but I’ll take this one in hand and enjoy. πŸ™‚

  3. Judy Brekke says:

    What a wonderful and exciting adventure, Mary! Savor every moment.

  4. Claudia says:

    It sounds wonderful! I envy you and your upcoming escape. The best is ALWAYS yet to come, so take pictures, take notes, and have a brew for me!

  5. conspicari says:

    Wow that sounds fantastic, and looking at the images what a great place to go biking. Hope you have a brilliant holiday.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m hoping the weather allows us a few good days of biking. Just in case, though, I’m taking the rain suit along!

  6. No wonder you are excited, Mary J! The pics are awesome. That kind of anticipation is a huge part of any vacation or event. Keep it up. Then have a fabulous vacation. Hugs on the wing!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for the hugs, Teagan. I would fear the days leading up to vacation as dragging, but I think they’ll pass before I can manage to yell WooHoo! πŸ˜‰

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Your trip sounds like a fun adventure. Now how will you distract yourself while you wait for it to begin? I love the quote.

  8. M-R says:

    You remind me of a dear friend here who’s a walker, and does that all over the world (she just returned from Scotland, i.e.). Have a WONDERFUL time, dear Mary-Jean !!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’d love to bike in other countries, given the chance, but I may have my hands full trying to explore every last trail in my own country. Thanks M-R! ❀

  9. joey says:

    I’m so late, you’re done gone! I can feel the anticipation in this post πŸ™‚ I’m sure it was a marvelous vacation!

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