Last Night’s Biking Adventure
Twice a week, I pack up the bike and take DD out into the (flat, but unfamiliar) neighborhoods where my other kids have gymnastics practice. The weather has been so mild we’re still able to go out even in December! I had just put white/red bike lights onto her bike since it gets dark so early now. So, last night DD and I set out on our usual (5pm) bike ride. Since Grams and Gramps were here watching LD and ED during their practice I felt like DD and I could venture out a bit farther away from the gym. We loved looking at all the holiday decorations people had up. After we’d been out about twenty-five minutes, I suggested we go around one last block (a route we hadn’t taken before)…we made a right, then another right and another right…the road curved…and it didn’t seem to be taking us to the road I wanted. DD rode and rode, I ran and ran and pretty soon came out at a major busy road with a McDonalds I’d never seen before! I couldn’t figure out where in the world we had come out! We weren’t ever “lost” since I knew we could always re-trace our steps (which is what we had to do), but we wound up going for an hour and twenty-five minutes! Thank goodness DD is so strong on the bike now…I got in an amazing run…and we shared a big adventure together! This morning I asked DD what she thought about our biking adventure…she shouted out, “GREAT!”
I didn’t have my camera so don’t have pictures of any of the houses we saw, but here’s our house in all its festivity!