One of my favorite memories from childhood was riding my bike to the store. A dollar or two in my pocket and a plethora of choices in the candy aisle. Nothing could be better. These are the memories our kids will never have. We have found ourselves kind of stuck in city life. Not that Camp Pendleton is the city but it is a very big military base. It's almost two miles to the store. Lots of busy roads and traffic. The only way to give my kids the experience was to ride along with them. I added Ride Our Bikes To The Store on our Summer Bucket List. This week we managed to cross it off. Our first thing we crossed off the summer list.
This picture is much like the victory pose. We made it!
It's a long uphill road to the store.
I gave all the kids a certain dollar amount to spend.
Not sure why but they all chose Icees.
Whatever makes them happy.
It's all about letting them be the decision makers.
I just sat back and dreaded the bike ride home.
I can guarantee there will not be another bike ride to the store.
I'm getting too old for this!