As Koben and I were at the river, he first noticed some tadpoles swimming around in the water. Shortly thereafter, I noticed some large birds circling overhead. He told me that they were eagles, but my old man eyesight couldn’t tell, so I thought it a good idea to take some pictures and then check them out at home to confirm. Koben was funny though when I told him they looked to be circling over their prey and he said, “Dad. They are circling over us!” We made it out of there alive.
Koben and I loaded our bikes onto the car and took a drive down to the Rockland Tunnel. From there, we took a brief bike ride through the tunnel and parked our bikes on the other side. We then walked back the trail that runs beside the tunnel, in the direction from which we had come. It’s a nice walk through nature and our goal was to find a safe path down to the river. We did find at least two somewhat safe paths down to the river and picked one to try today. It worked out pretty well for us and we will definitely be back when the weather is warmer and we are prepared to do some river walking.
We took a little break from our walk and big truck watching to spend some time with nature.
It was maybe Nolan’s best day ever. He saw an endless supply of “Big Trucks!” across Interstate 80 from here to the Cuyahoga Valley and back. And in between the drives, he got to see and ride on Thomas.