Originally, Dustin and I planned on taking a trip to Indiana for Labor Day. We wanted to attend the BSU vs. IU game (that Ball State won, by the way…. GO CARDS!), and a friend of mine had her bachelorette party. We also miss our family and friends quite a bit. However, with the hospital trip and other factors, we decided it’d be better for us to stay home for the holiday.
We’re glad we did. At last minute, we decided to participate in the Midnight Garden Ride through Savannah. A couple of Dustin’s friends from work invited us to join in on the 9.8-mile bicycle ride through historic neighborhoods of the city. Despite the name, the ride started at 8 p.m., and we were back in Forsyth Park around 10 p.m. for a concert and free food and drinks. (Although, not to focus on the negative, the food they gave us after the ride was a banana and a mini cupcake. We were expecting hot dogs or something a little more substantial.) The group of bicyclists took up about a half-mile stretch of roadway. We had a great time riding through the city, seeing all the old houses and the old Sand Gnats stadium. Some people were in costumes and others were hauling coolers of beer behind their bikes. It was a blast!
It was a lot like a night ride I did in Indianapolis a while ago. If you like to ride your bicycle, I highly suggest trying a night ride some time. You meet great people and the atmosphere is nothing like you’ve done before.