We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Apr 29, 2007

The Bike Trailer

Sometimes things that don't make sense actually do. Like yesterday even though we are living on our savings, student loans and a little bit of money I'm making with my articles we decided to buy a bike trailer. We have been looking since Alder was born for a used one but yesterday we bought a new In-Step trailer. Even though it was new it was cheaper than the used Burley or Chariots we were finding on Craig's list.

Still it was spending a hundred dollars. But when we thought about it I will probably save at least that much on gas and random money spent by having the trailer. Until Alder was born I spent a lot of time wandering around Denver on my bike. The city has a lot of trails which connect parks and neighborhood. Many of these are along streams and rivers. What better way to spend a summer day with Alder than to head out on a trail stopping to get our feet wet?

Of course we need to get Alder used to riding in it.

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