This Saturday with a warm breeze in our hair and the hot sun on our shoulders, Kyle and I went on a bike ride and took a trail we hadn't explored before. We rode a few miles to its end, through fields and tunnels. On our way back we saw a little dirt path jutting off the trail. We hopped off our bikes and followed it to a creek bed. We climbed on fallen trees that made bridges across the water. We hopped from rock to rock and watched a squirrel dig up an acorn from a hole, then run off with it in his mouth. He hopped onto my bike's front wheel and then scurried away into the grass. We mostly just sat cross-leg on a big, flat rock and talked while the sky got darker and the wind got colder. We made it home just as the rain started. We ate Mexican food while watching This is 40 (we give it a D-) and listened to the huge booms of thunder and heavy, heavy rain. It was a wonderful, wonderful day aside from one little thing:
This beautiful boy had his first official biking accident on this trip. He flipped over his handlebars and then the bike landed on top of him. He got scraped and bruised and his bike suffered a little damage but he was a tough guy and held it all together. He limped home pushing his bike while I pushed mine beside him. Luckily we were just a few yards from home and luckily the road was deserted of cars. As far as accidents go, he was really lucky. I was a nervous wreck, though. He twisted his ankle and hurt his knee and I was worried about a cracked bone or torn muscle. He is just fine today, though. Really, really lucky boy.
Linking up with Jodi's blog for her 52 project.
I didn't have any instant film on hand this week so I took our photos with my Canon. There's a local store that sells it--for $35 per pack. A bit much when it's only $14.5 online. I love supporting local + small businesses but that's quite a mark up. I'll be back to using Instax this next week after I order some.