Tuesday, July 29, 2008
One day last week my daughter and I decided to have a little picnic at the park. And, we thought it would be a good idea to take our bikes....#1 good exercise...#2 it's better for the environment...which leads to #3 I'll get to post a BAT trip...and, of course...#4 it made it a lot more fun. So we packed some food, a blanket, cards...and Salsa, our Airedale, into the BAT truck and rode to the park. It was a pretty warm day but it was nice in the shade. It was so much fun that we plan to do it again and take hubby/Dad next time.
My daughter started taking Salsa for rides up and down the street when she was a puppy and she seemed to like it. Now that we have the sides on the trailer, we just lift it up, she hops in, and waits to go. It was a little crowded in the trailer with the picnic gear but she didn't mind. She loves going "bye bye", whether it's in the car, for a walk, or in the BAT trailer. Just look at the little smile on Salsa's face! :-)
I was happy to be able to post a BAT trip for last week. I haven't been using the bike much this summer because of the heat. Plus, we live in an area that was pretty much rural until recently. So, there aren't many errands I can run locally on a bike. Most of the shopping and other business we need to do is a town or two away. That's all changing though. A huge shopping center is being built very close by. It's sad to see more space being taken from the landscape but we've been losing so much of it to housing anyway. At least we'll have local services and be able to save on fuel now. So, I hope to be BAT biking more regularly. The shopping center is scheduled to open this Fall.