Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday afternoon bike ride

So yesterday was Saturday and as I have said before it has been unusually beautiful weather for February. So we thought we'd hop on our bikes and take advantage of it. We have a bike trail near us that goes all the way downtown. The trail goes along the river and is nowhere near street traffic. Once we got going, we realized we weren't the only ones with this brilliant idea, but even though it was crowded, we still had a lot of fun.

Sunshine and Peanut are still too small to bike on their own so my super hero husband pulled them in the trailer. Bug however, is old enough to keep up with us on the trail and he did so magnificently considering it was about an 8 mile ride round trip.

We are really trying to make it a habit to get out and enjoy the outside and the area we live in rather than just gripe about how much we hate living in the city. Plus it's pretty awesome exercise too.

Although I'm not going to lie.... it feels like I have been horseback riding at full gallop on a wooden saddle. butt is sore. Luckily I have all that cushion :)

Also my sister in law joined us for the ride. We didn't go across the river into downtown (mainly because riding with the trailer through the streets can get a little hairy) . But we did go as far as OMSI which is directly across the bridge from downtown. We had us a nice little picnic snack right on the river and checked out the submarine (Omsi is a science museum here in Portland and it has a real sub right here in the river. It's pretty cool) and then headed back.

It was a good day.


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