Leiba and her husband Leibel bicycled the trail above Lake Okeechobee to feel the serenity of the blue vastness, a glassy watery surface that twinkled this ultra-sunny afternoon in western Martin County.
The couple took this Escape Adventures bike tour of The Big Lake to escape the busy urban sprawl of their North Miami Beach neighborhood and bathe in the splendor of one of America's biggest freshwater lakes.
Joe from West Palm Beach also joined the Lake Okeechobee ride, a pedaling experience along the elevated dike trail that overlooks the mighty lake.
We made a fun pit stop at the famed J&S Fish Camp, where we bikers joined the bikers of the motorized type to grab a rest and a swig of water.
J&S is a landmark on the lake, where bikers, fishermen and tourists grab a Bud Lite, laugh at the funny gator gear and soak up life outside the big city.
Leiba especially enjoyed the stuffed bobcat, part of the wildlife that calls Lake Okeechobee home, along with a stunning array of water birds such as great blue herons.