On Thursday evenings we have our family night. That is one evening a week when we make sure to do fun things as a family (or occasionally as a couple). For the most part we do very simple, frugal activities but we have a lot of fun! This week we went on a bike ride. There was a trail that we had seen from the road but had never been on not far from our house (around a mile away) and so we decided to check it out. It was an old trail but paved, and it was quiet, we didn't have to worry about the kids riding out in front of a car. It was easy riding until we got to the train tracks!
There was no way to ride across the tracks so we had to drag our bikes over. With just a bike that wasn't hard but the bike and trailer together was a little bit of a trick. Ken and I had to work together.
The evening was quite beautiful, we were riding through a swampy area and it was fun to look a the new plants growing, the birds and the tiny leaves on the bushes. We also went by Lake Irving. We ended up riding all the way into town and then rode around in an old section of town. It was a fun family outing!
There goes Mara down the trail!