In a time when “staycations” are popular, I’ve been saving fuel, too, and using pedal power to have a bit of summer fun close to home. I’ve always enjoying biking, especially in the orchards and down along the river on my mountain bike, but this summer, I’ve added another toy. I’ve always wanted a pedal-powered boat for our pond and had been talking about it for a while. When my son said, “Gee, Mom, your dreams are really kinda small and if you really want a pedal boat, you should get one!” I justified it, thinking it was another way to get in some exercise, and a way to further enjoy summer in our backyard. Although some of my family members may think I’m a little crazy, I’m enjoying it!
I’ve even convinced my daughter to go for a “spin” with me one day, and, then one evening, my husband humored me by pedaling along with me. Although they both thought it was more like work than relaxation, you have to admit, there’s something just virtuous about physically pedaling along! Although my little “yaht” is supposed to carry 5 people, it’s really just about right for two and is even fine for a single!
So, if you’re looking for me this summer, I’m likely pedaling along . . .