Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family Bike Ride & Picnic

It has been incredibly rainy here in Utah over the past 6 weeks. Last Friday we got lucky though and it was a beautiful, Sunny (partly overcast) day so we took advantage of it. Jeff had the day off and we hadn't yet broken in the kids' new bike carrier/trailer or my new bike, so we decided to take a bike ride on the Provo River Trail up the Provo Canyon. We started on nice, flat ground at the Riverwoods Theater.... and began the trek. It was gorgeous scenery and perfect weather.
The boys loved the ride and we could hear them laughing and singing in the trailer behind Jeff's bike. It even got a bit bright at times for them... but they loved it still.
The ride UP the canyon felt like an eternity.... not only because it was uphill and neither Jeff or I had ridden a bike in YEARS, but also because Jeff was pulling like 75 pounds behind him and I am 5 months pregnant... (bellies get in the way of pedaling). When we got to the first park up the canyon we were glad to stop for our picnic lunch. Quinton especially enjoyed it, so I documented it well. First, an apple...
... then some Cheetos...
... a few drinks...
... and a yummy chicken sandwich on wheat! (yes... he ALWAYS opens his mouth that big.)
He was a happy little guy when he finished. After a walk down to see the river and a few times down the playground slide it was time to go. The ride back down the canyon was much easier for all of us and seemed MUCH shorter. Needless to say we all had a good nap after our afternoon outing. Guess we'll have to do this more often.

2 comments:

Emmy said...

Good for you guys! I don't think I would have been so ambitious at five months pregnant!

Pheobe said...

So fun! What a great family outing!