This coming Saturday, September 21, the American River Parkway Foundation will be conducting the 35th Annual Great American River Clean Up. From 9am to 12 noon, volunteers will walk the shores picking up, bagging and hauling away debris. While of course unsightly, garbage along the river can also harbor pollutants that are potentially dangerous to wildlife and recreational users, both along the river as well as in the ocean into which it flows. So getting the litter removed is of the utmost importance. Participants in this worthy cause will receive bags, gloves, water, snacks and a thank you gift. For more information about the event and to register, visit the American River Parkway Foundation site at www.arpf.org/garcu.shtml, or call (916) 486-2773. Click on the tab at the top of this blog to see all the East Sacramento Homes for...Read More
2013, the Return of the Ride!
The bikes were greatly neglected last year. Work was very successful at the expense of play. This year will be a more balanced life with plenty of both working hard and playing hard. None of this “all work” again. I learned early in life from Dr. Seuss’s book The Kings Stilts that a good life philosophy is “When the king worked, he really worked. And when he played, he really played”. This book sits on my desk at Dunnigan Realtors as every now and then I pick it up and do a quick read of it. All of my wonderful clients and the great properties that they want to buy or sell had to wait for a couple hours on Saturday while my amazing wife and I went for a ride on The American River...Read More
American River Trail First Ride of the Year!
We took our five wheeled tandem recumbent bike out for the first ride of the year. Last year we didn’t get in very much ridding and maybe we should have started out with a lighter ride, but Cheryl was inspired and I didn’t resist. We cranked out 30 miles today on the American River Bike Trail. The first 13 we felt great and strong. At mile 15 we had a lunch break in one of the many parks to regain our energy and then started the ride back home. Somehow, we didn’t regain our energy. The ride home was a bit of a slow grind. We are both very sore now and I think tomorrow will be worse… It was well worth it. We got to see lots of great wildlife and had a wonderful day of it. Just a couple of the great pictures we took on the trail. To see more about the bike, go the our website for it at...Read More