This year I was so fortunate to get to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad on the actual day! We think the last time this happened was in 2012 when he and I were in PARIS together (!!!) during my study abroad summer. Needless to say, that Father’s Day will be hard to beat, but we gave it some good competition with this year’s celebration!

Dad got to Indy bright and early and we headed off to the Monon. We’ve had plans to bike the trail together for as long as I’ve lived here, and we finally made it happen! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Dad brought the bike he’d gotten me before I left for IU and it was in perfect condition! He also wore the IU biking jersey he has, which got a “Go Hoosiers!” from a passing fellow biker while on our ride 🙂

We started in Broad Ripple and rode for about 2 hours. We made it quite a ways into Carmel on the trail, and I loved all the little shops and restaurants we passed – plus cute little families out for Father’s Day. Mostly, though, I enjoyed the good conversation and company. As always, we didn’t stop talking or laughing the whole way. We have so much fun together!

After we got back to the car, we put on fresh shirts and walked to Brugge for lunch. Nate drove to meet us there, and the timing was perfect. We got to sit outside and people watch while enjoying a delicious meal!

Nate and Dad got sandwiches, which come covered with their famous “frites”…

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There’s a sandwich under there somewhere, I promise!

And I got the scrambled egg crepe, which I got when Mom and I came to Brugge the first time!

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Just as good as I remember!

All in all it was a perfect way to spend Father’s Day: with my dad, out in the sun, and exploring new parts of the city in a new way. Loved the time with him and feel so lucky he lives close by for days like this! We are already planning our next few bike trips and I can’t wait 😀

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