True confession time: I have no right to be writing this post right now. Between illness and bike problems, it’s been far too long since I’ve done a good shopping trip on a bike. In fact, thanks to the generosity of our friends, I’ve borrowed a car for several in the past couple of months. Yes, we’re going to change the name of this blog from “Car Free with Kids” to “At Least We Aren’t Driving a Minivan with Kids.” With my shame out of the way, I want to share with you a trip from the glory days of last December.
My usual grocery shopping trip consists of a short bike ride (~2 miles) from our place to Market Basket. These days I buy two weeks worth of groceries at once, but at end of last December I was just doing a large weekly shopping trip. The trip usually takes about two hours all together, unless something tragic happens like I forget that I’m shopping on Superbowl Sunday in which case I may never get home.
On this day in December I pulled up back home in a timely fashion, with the bags loaded. I also filled the kid seats with groceries and use a couple of bungees over the top.