How to have a Weeknight Adventure!

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Our last post we gave a you Simple List of Family Adventures that you can do any day of the week. Last night we decided to take our own advice and have a weeknight adventure!

 

If you can’t tell we LOVE our bikes … we have 9 total in our basement (not counting the baby’s Strider). Our friends call it the “Bike Shop.”  Needless to say we don’t get to ride ALL variations of our bikes too often.

 

We are part of a Mountain Bike Club near our house and they have a weekly Wednesday Night Ride. Normally we are elbows deep in a CrossFit workout during this time, but the stars aligned yesterday and we were able to do BOTH!

 

The trailhead is a huge open area where everyone parks and is still off the main road by at least 400 yards, so there is no traffic or a busy parking lot with lots of moving vehicles to be concerned about. We always attend these events as a family, including CrossFit (check out Abigail’s evening Crossfit Set-up here).  The baby is not a burden to either of us, and we became parents knowing this. So we have changed our lives ever so slightly to accommodate her. When we mountain bike, we take turns. This is the only biking we do that we can’t all do together; at least not yet. Last time we were out on the mountain bikes, I got to ride and Donald stayed at the trail head and watched the Abigail. This time I stayed with her and he rode.

 

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Trail Head

 

The ride was only about an hour long, so Abigail and I explored. These trails are part of the trail system we played in the mud at last week, although there was no mud this time.

 

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Adventure equipment

 

We took our time and explored the trail. She wanted to find Daddy so we headed in the same direction the bikers went.

 

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Trail

 

We picked up rocks and looked at flowers!

 

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Finding Rocks
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Putting the flower back

 

Her Dinosaur goes everywhere with her now.

 

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showing Dino the trail

 

She found a rock for him to hold during our walk!

 

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Dino and his rock
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Dinosaur loves to hold rocks

 

We poked along at no fast pace, playing with our shadows and touching nature.  I have found lately that if I let her choose the pace, and the direction on the path we are going, she feels like she is making decisions and I am supporting her. This has helped with our Tenacious Twos. We struggle at somethings, but if she has a chance to make decisions and be independent the day can go much smoother.

 

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Taking a break
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holding Hands

 

When it was time to head back, I carrier the little adventurer for a bit. We had walked into the trail system about a mile. When we got back we had a drink and chilled at the Sprinter.

 

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Hanging out in the Sprinter!
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Taking a Break

 

A great after work adventure was had by all! Have you been out on an after work adventure this week? Tell us about it! Send photos too and you could be featured you on our next post!

 

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3 Replies to “How to have a Weeknight Adventure!”

  1. This is too cute and love the Dino! I also love how you both didn’t put your lives on hold because of the birth of Abigail and take her on so many adventures!! Lucky little girl she is!! <3

    1. Thanks Q! She loves every minute of it!! I made a leash for the Dino so she could carry him on the trip. That way if she drops him he won’t get lost!

  2. What fun! We’ve been wanting to do something like this with our son for a while now.

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