Grandkids & Cycling: Happy July!

The July 4th holiday was a perfect ocassion to combine grandchildren and cycling, though not at the same time.

We biked 63 miles in Sullivan County, beginning and ending in Callicoon, NY.  A sudden rain shower cooled us off. We stopped in Hancock, at The Bakery, for a quick lunch- sandwich, coffee, apple, and a “magic” bar– coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Perfect refueling food. After a  brief dip in the Delaware on the PA side, we had dinner at Matthew’s on Main. 

Cosmic Wheel Bicycle Repairs

The scenery and food

Divine Duck

reminded us a lot of France.  


About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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7 Responses to Grandkids & Cycling: Happy July!

  1. Leah says:

    Looks like a great July 4th! Love the pictures.


  2. Sounds like a beautiful day. It was so hot that the only place you could ride was in that area. The pictures are lovely. The amazing thing about small children is that they change everyday so you can’t miss even 1 day.


  3. Barbara klein says:

    The duck looks devine; not as good as the children though!


  4. adinparadise says:

    How lovely that you were able to spend time with your grandchildren, as well as do this cycle trip. That duck really does look divine. 😉


  5. Northern Narratives says:

    Nice to get out and enjoy the fresh air and great scenery and food 🙂


  6. What a great day! Lucky grandkids, lucky grandma!


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