I so badly wanted to bike this weekend. I am getting crabby with the no biking thing. It was just too windy, though. Also a bit cold. 40 degrees and wind is no bueno for biking, even for me.
So, we decided instead to do a little walking at Saratoga Spa Park. We drove down the way we normally bike. I don’t know if I have ever been on this road in a car and it was really weird.
There are lots of nice paths going through Spa Park. They were paved and mostly clear.
Can you believe it is spring?
We trucked around for a while and then stopped by the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa in the park for a pit stop. This is a beautiful old hotel.
It’s 75 years old and so beautiful.
Lovely old wood work, too.
John and I thought it might be really nice to stay one night down here and bring the bikes down to bike around the park for a local get away.
After looking around, it was back outside. Along with SPAC, there is also another theater.
I wish the sun had come out because it was somewhat chilly. Amazing without the sun and I still needed the sunglasses because of the bright snow.
Of course, the big thing is the mineral springs. There are several places around Saratoga where you can collect water to drink at the springs.
Look at all the people filling up jugs. It’s free.
It continuously runs from these spigots.
The water is not to my taste. It is somewhat salty tasting. Sort of like Gatorade, but not sweet. I would much rather bathe in it at the spa than drink it.
After our cold hike (approximately 3.5 miles), we headed out for a beverage more to my liking.
Love the latte!
No biking, but a nice outdoor day. Next weekend. Biking. No matter what.