We bought Tuba a bike trailer. It is amazing. It holds an adult up to 150 lbs. It's by Wike and it's made in Canada. It was EXPENSIVE....like more than the 5 day rental for the vacation house. BUT, it's so worth it. We can now bike together as a whole family. Yipeeeee! The house had a bike trailer for me to borrow and I pulled the two youngest. And, yes Kali rode along too. She loved it!
We arrived (after a long 7 hours in the car) to sunshine. We quickly changed into our cycling clothes and headed out. I should note that Cam has tons of cycling clothes.....I have yoga pants with matching hoodies and running shoes.
After one day of cycling for about 10 miles (pulling two kids and a trailer. 100 lbs.) in the frigid air and snow Cam commented that he was so proud of me. He said I was tough!
I asked him if it really took him 18 years to figure that out. Of course I'm tough! Just because I had to wear two shirts, a fleece and a coat plus two hats doesn't mean I'm not tough! I do like him saying I'm tough...so I've told him to keep it up. :)
In fact....we have some new Family Mantras:
This family is tough.
There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear.
Just Keep Pedaling. Sung to the Nemo tune of Just Keep Swimming.
The scenery was amazing. We cycled through a pine forest and then out into a marshy meadow area. I loved it out there. The bird watching was fantastic. We saw so many varieties of birds. Here's a question for you birders out there. My favorite bird we saw was all black with bright orange under his wing area. What kind of bird was it?
Beside cycling we enjoyed the house's hot tub and TV. Movies and tubing and magazine reading and dinner out. Very fun!