It’s hot, I need a workout (see my marathon training blog), and we need groceries… let’s ride! We hitched up the bike trailer and headed off to our nemesis- Wal-Mart. I avoid this store like the plague but riding to any of our usual drive-to stores- though the same distance- requires navigating dangerous traffic. It’s a trade today. The kids packed their shopping lists (Elijah- granola bars, Kix, apples/Sadie- vanilla extract, peaches, blueberries, and M&Ms (for Daddy)), snacks and stuffed animals and I packed the soft cooler and off we went! It was tough going. The heat is tolerable when sitting in the shade but much less so when towing 81 extra pounds of children behind a bike. What a difference in our shopping when we make it a journey and everyone is involved in the process. Next time, though, we may brave the traffic. I couldn’t get most of the items on my list and Sadie couldn’t get her peaches because of the low quality of the produce
and the distinct lack of any natural varieties of foods/meats. Chalk this up to a journey. I had to go shopping again later in the day- this time by myself- for most of the family necessities.
Doesn’t Elijah look thrilled to have his picture taken? 🙂