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Labor Day Bike Ride and Picnic

Monday, September 04, 2023 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In Nahant, overlooking Massachusetts Bay

Talk about a perfect day?  Labor Day was begging for bikers and picnickers. Most of our adventurers did both, but everyone had fun at this annual event. Al Galpin kindly agreed to lead fifteen bikers, who parked their cars and started at the Marblehead High School. Thirteen of them biked eleven miles to the tip of Nahant.  Eight of them glided six miles, into Swampscott.

As usual, the twenty-two-milers stopped at Red Rock Park for the view of the Swampscott beach they had just passed and for a drink of water from the public fountain. Suddenly it became a special moment:  When Kimm Sovie announced that she and Kenn had said their vows there at sunrise—5:08 in the morning—fifty years ago!

As planned for several past Labor Days, most of these bikers joined the rest of the 39 people who picnicked in the Tritschlers’ side yard. They had all brought their chairs and drinks and appetizers, salads, and desserts, according to their names in the alphabet the first letters of their last names. The hosts supplied makings for their picnic sandwiches. Everyone enjoyed many catch-up conversations. It was a perfect day.

Don and Polly

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