Sunday, September 12, 2010

Biking to the Grandparents' place

As my parent were moving to Apple Valley, the kiddos and I talked about how much fun it would be to ride our bikes to their house. Yesterday was beautiful, so Ryan and I decided it would be a good time to try out the ride.
It is about 6 miles away one way. Although the streets are busy, the sidewalks are wide great to ride on. We made mini-goals along the way. For example, "we just have to get up to the no parking sign." It was easier and more fun to break the trip into pieces. The worst hill is right by our house-get up that one and then the rest is smooth sailing. We were able to stop by a gas station for some Gatorade and bubble gum. Always nice to have treats, right? We made it to their house. We stayed for dinner and games with family, so my dad gave us a ride home with his car (he has a bike rack) later that night. This morning Emily and I rode there and surprised Grandma Ginger. Grandma decided to hop on a bike and join us for the ride home. It is fun to have a new place to ride our bikes.