The weather was perfect here yesterday (Sunday, 1/30/11) in our little slice of paradise, so I talked Barbie into taking a ride up to Oak Hill for lunch at one of our favorite places, Goodrich's, on the banks of the Indian River. Our route for the day was to take SR50 from our home in Christmas to Titusville, where we'd take US1 up through Mims and Scottsmore and on to Oak Hill. The route we took to get there. We saw lots of bikes on the way, no wonder. <hr> We didn't take any pictures on the way. But here we are at the restaurant getting ready to leave. This part of the parking lot was covered up with bikes when we arrived, should have taken a pic then. <hr> Here's a picture of the sign, and one of the front of the place, so you'll recognize it if you happen to be in the area. <hr> We had a great lunch of conch chowder and fried butterfly shrimp, with key lime pie for dessert, (sorry no pics of that). A guy was flying an ultra-light aircraft out over the river while we ate for the amusement of the patrons. We hung around and watched the show before waddling out to the bikes for our return trip. <hr> For the ride back we took SR3 out through the wildlife refuge and across the Haulover Canal drawbridge. It's a wonderful ride with minimal traffic and great views. We sometimes bring the enduros out here, you can ride dirt roads all day, and even take one of them to the beach. <hr> That's the drawbridge behind my wife. We've turned off the main road onto a service road that leads to the boat ramp. My son and I used to spend every free weekend fishing out here when he was little. <hr> While trying to make a turn around, we got stuck in the line where people wait to launch their boats. It's pretty narrow with a curb on each side, so rather than try something stupid, we enjoyed sitting there watching people take their boats in and out of the water. Sometimes this can be quite comical. <hr> After getting out of the boat ramp area, we continued on towards Titusville and stopped on the east side of the Indian River at Parrish Park and hung out for a while. There's usually a lot of people playing around in the water with jet skis, wind surfers, and the like, but not today? <hr> They're building a new high-rise bridge to replace the swing bridge that's been there as long as I can remember. Wouldn't you know it, we got caught by the swing bridge on the way out. <hr> Here we are back home, safe and sound. We really enjoyed the ride, and hope ya'll enjoy the pictures.