Today was a good day, a very good day. When I started this journey back in January, one of the goals I set for myself was to be able to cycle to the Farmer's Market in downtown Walla Walla by opening week in May. This picture below was taken today during our 10 mile ride (the longest to date) at the parking lot where they hold the market! I'm so very, very excited to have made such quick progress, it is really hard work and my whole body aches, but so very rewarding!
After a few celebratory laps of the Farmer's Market parking lot we decided that if we'd come this far we should probably suck it up and go the extra mile or so to visit my Mum, as another goal was to be able to go see her when I want to. Before I gave up the gasoline I used to see her at minimum once a week and take her shopping so I really need to get to the point where I can visit her often. It's important to me that Jack gets to see his Nanny too as he loves her so much!
We couldn't possibly cycle to downtown without checking out the thrift stores but Jack decided to take a nap so I waited outside while Kyle had a browse. Kipper the little dog kept us company but he was pretty focused on his missing parent. Last time Jack fell asleep in his Peanut Shell his head was wobbling
around quite a bit, so today I bought a scarf to loosely support his
little neck, it worked pretty good.
This magnificent creature passed on the street whilst we were waiting for Kyle. I'm generally opposed to those emaciated carriage horses in big cities, but this handsome boy is very well cared for and loved.
After visiting Mum and the thrift store we headed down Main Street to grab a coffee. I've never been a fan of cycling behind the parked cars on Main St so we stuck to the super wide and empty sidewalks.
Once we got to the center of downtown Jack got out of the Peanut Shell to stretch his legs, get a diaper change and nibble some snacks. I don't mind him drinking behind me but I worry about snacking on the go as he might choke, he's still at the stage of stuffing his mouth to capacity until he can't even close it!
Overall it was a really great day and I feel so accomplished. My awesome family have been really supportive, both Kyle and my Mum made a point of telling me they were proud of me today, which I thought was really nice. When I first got home I was so sore I just sat on the sofa instantly and Jack gave me a huge cuddle which gave me another opportunity to marvel over how much I love him and to realize again that every little ache is so worth it.