Loop the Lake 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013

Wow! We had a hugely busy weekend with Miss 10's birthday party (think a dozen squealing 9 & 10 year olds) on Saturday and the Lake Macquarie Loop the Lake yesterday. Those who know me may ask what on earth we had to do with the Loop the Lake this year, because I am definitely not the bike riding type, but we had a very dear friend complete not just 1 loop but 2! An awesome feat!

The Loop the Lake is an annual charity bike ride around the very beautiful Lake Macquarie and the weather yesterday was just glorious, a perfectly sunny (although perhaps a little warm for the riders) day.

I dragged Mr Homespun out of bed at 6.30 to head up to the point that is closest to our home and we were rewarded by catching Grant around 15 minutes later, and knowing the ride was expected to take around 7 hours in total, we headed back up around 3 hours later and after a flurry of phone calls and a drive in the opposite direction to find him, we realised we had missed him by a few minutes, he was flying! So we all jumped into the car and drove along the route until we found him, jumped out and clicked a few snaps.

Grant was riding to raise funds for the John Hunter Children's Hospital and after a lovely gathering at the local watering hole, and the raffling of some prizes donated by local businesses, he has raised (hopefully) close to his goal of $10 000! We are so proud of him and the work he and his wife Bec have put into this.

If anyone would like to donate to this very worthy cause, please head here.

I will post all about Miss 10's party tomorrow.


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