Today we woke to downpours, a little hail and even some snow! I purposely hadn't bought all the groceries we needed yesterday, so we would have a good excuse to take a destination trip. One thing I have discovered is trips with a purpose and a destination add a sense of accomplishment that a cruise doesn't yet provide for me.
We started the day off with an awesome smoothie- parsley, carrot, banana, apple & spinach, so yummy! I added lots of water too so I'd be hydrated. There is no way I'd eat a salad for breakfast any other way.
I really looked forward to today's ride, I wasn't deterred in the slightest by the rain, in fact I was excited for another element to overcome. Jack was very helpful with his little cart and as it was a lot quieter today he didn't even come close to ramming anyone else.
Andy's Market has Peanut, Almond and Cashew Butter Machines, where you can grind your own and buy by the pound- that is what he's excited about in this picture, he wants a sample!
Jack loaded the Go-Getter today and got lots of "oh, he's so cute" comments from various elderly people doing the shopping. Here he can be seen waving at a nice old Gentleman who took the cart inside for us.
I thought this was a lucky shot, taken on the way home.
The only "blight" on the whole experience was actually when I was taking a left turn on the main road and someone driving a truck buzzed by me at speed, despite the fact that he was literally the only truck on the road and had plenty of time to stop and wait for me to turn. I wouldn't have been worried, but he had about 18 feet of space left to move through and decided instead to come within a few feet of us. It stressed me out a bit and made me reconsider turning at that spot in the future as it's on an incline and therefore makes it hard for me to pull away fast.
Overall, I'd say today was a good day, a positive experience, that reinforced my belief that I have made the right choice with this challenge. I wasn't sure what the general public would think today, when I unloaded a small child in the rain off of a bicycle (remember, I live in a small conservative town), but every comment (and there were many) was positive and encouraging. One woman even seemed to instantly see the value in our lifestyle and stopped in her tracks and watched, then said "you are teaching him a valuable lesson" as she walked off. So, it was nice, positive and refreshing day in more ways than one, and I didn't even get that soaked really!