Today was the annual bike hike for our homeschool group. We start in Waikari every year, and anyone who wants to rides to the home of one of the families, just outside of Scargill. It is a total of about 22 kilometers. Every year, we remind the children that the bike hike is NOT a race. Every year, the boys make it into a race! This year, for the second time in a row, Mr. Inventor was the winner, finishing the ride in only 32 minutes. Mr. Handyman came in third. Mr. Sweetie rode for the first time; he rode nearly half the route. He was pretty happy about that. Mr. Imagination and Little Miss stayed in the van with me and were bored silly. I let Mr. Imagination eat his lunch and take a few pictures, and Little Miss chewed on a carrot stick most of the way—until she put it on her shoulder and couldn’t find it again!
Here are the boys, waiting to start out.
Mr. Sweetie, ready to go. I drove him to the end of the steeper hills before he started.
Mr. Imagination took these next two pictures.
Here, Mr. Sweetie was pedaling past a hedge that caught fire a year ago.
Another of Mr. Imagination’s pictures!
The welcoming committee at the end of the ride. I grabbed a picture quickly as I drove past to park on the roadside, so it turned out fuzzy.
After eating the lunches we took along, we spent the afternoon together enjoying each other’s company. We have such good friends!
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