Saturday, May 17, 2008

An evening bike ride

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!


Angie said...

Sounds like fun. Love the pic of the train tracks that is gorgeous! We hope to do more bike riding this summer! It is at a point that I could ride with the kids alone in our family too. Cause I could take the trailer and the 2 big kids do a great job with their bikes and no trainiing wheels anymore. Lex's 2nd year without them. But last summer it seemed as though Ethan was too lil to ride in the trailer until the end of the summer. This summer will be nice. Hope you had fun. Seems like a long ride. Did you figure out how long it actually was?

Ang said...

You take some of the coolest pictures.

Abbi said...

Thanks girls! We did have fun. I suppose we went around 5 miles. Mara did well though she gets tired a little faster, Jonathan however was trying to race Ken up to the end. His energy on a bike seems rather limitless. (And he rides a one speed while the rest of us ride speed bikes.)

martha said...

fun! I just noticed that trail last week and wondered about it. so glad you went exploring.

Pilar said...

Well said.


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