I was immediately bummed. We ended up being late to the party because we took our time getting ready, thinking that we were driving so we'd get there quickly. We would have actually arrived earlier if we had ridden. Then, we got stuck in traffic on the freeway, crawling along as people weaved in and around at dangerous speeds for the weather conditions. I will admit that it was nice to arrive at the party dry and not sweaty but we also arrived tense from driving and not exhilarated from biking. I just kept thinking "I wish we had biked." Especially on the way home, after eating so much yummy party food and seeing the clouds open up to the most beautiful fall day.
I guess it's a good reminder of why we decided to go car-free.
At church, we ran into our friends who had ridden in as well! It's so fun to see other awesome family riders out and about. We had a great ride together on our way back, getting extra time to chat instead of getting in our cars and going separate ways (even if it's in the same direction).
I wish I had had more energy to get out one more time today, but instead I was beat. The kids slept for about a half hour in the trailer after we got home. I think we all needed a quiet day in.