Our plans for today were to go on a bike ride...a long one...so when the boys came home from the park (covered in mud from riding through mud/water puddles from last nights rain) and Lydia woke up...we headed off. My awesome husband is a cyclist...he is fast, puts in lots of miles (he rides on his lunch hour at work with a group of guys) and a REAL cyclist. I, on the other had am not...so when I promised to ride with him this year, although he was pleased that we could ride as a family...he wasn't so thrilled that he really didn't get much exercise when I had to pull Lydia's trailer because he was pulling the boys...and I couldn't keep any speed up, or go as far. So, being the handy man that he is...he (and his dad) welded a contraption to put on the back of the boys trailer so that he could pull both at the same time...thus equalizing the effort he and I were putting out...and not slowing me down anymore than I already am! Today was the first time we went on a long ride. Alone, or just with the boys, he rides on the country roads around our home...but together we drive to the bike trails, that used to be railroad tracks, about 40 minutes away. We went there today and road 10 miles out...and 10 miles back. It is a great trail, with lots of nature and quite a few travelers...so it doesn't feel too secluded. We were doing good until, when we were beginning our ride back to the car....it started raining, and then the wind picked up--and was already at our faces...it was a hard ride back to the car. All in all, it was a great day! I am proud to say our overall mph...was almost 12 mph...and we didn't get too many mosquito bites (the swarmed whenever we stopped for the boys to take a potty break). We even got to eat at one of our favorite new Mexican Restraunts--it has been hard to find a good authentic one in this new town! We're ALL pooped and that is a very good thing! Hope you had an amazing Saturday....one that was blessed with time together as a family, too!
Love and Blessings,
PS...I'll try to remember to snap a pic of the new trailer "train" sometime soon!