I biked to the playground yesterday and figured that would be my last ride for a while, but still no new baby so we joined the Kidical Mass ride this evening. It was nearby (met in Wallingford and rode to Green Lake) so it wasn’t much effort, compared to the previous Ballard ones.
Our Totcycle hosts promised Mighty-O donuts to the group and due to a mixup at the shop, only got part of the order before the ride. Since we had the empty Burley, we volunteered to pick up the rest of the donuts and transport them to the park. Why they’d trust a hugely pregnant woman with a bunch of free donuts is beyond me. Plus, we had to ride right by our house so it would have been very easy to make off with the goodies. The original plan was to swim in the lake at the west beach, but we ended up at the wading pool (yet again) instead and ate healthy dinners before breaking out the donuts.
We rode down to Gasworks Park for the big fireworks show tonight. It was so hot today that we didn’t even head down until after 7:00. Sunset was 9:10 so the show didn’t start until 10:00. I was hoping to toss Brandt in a bouncey house when we arrived, but the bounce houses were HUGE and then lines were long. So we passed the time sitting on our picnic blanket, eating hot dogs and brownie bites while watching the boats.
It was crowded, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. And Seattlites are so nice and mellow. We were right by the beer garden, but the drinkers were all quiet and well behaved. I can guarantee this would not have been the case in San Diego. Or Vegas. And the show was awesome. I haven’t been this close to fireworks in quite a while, so that alone was cool, but the display and coordinating music was great, too. Even better than the SPARKLE shows in Santa Barbara.
So glad we rode the bikes because the car traffic getting out of Gasworks was crazy. The bus looked packed, too. The ride up Stone was still easy for me (granted, Brandt rode in the Burley behind Dan on the way back). And I still didn’t have to resort to my lowest gear or rest on the way up. But this might be my last long ride for a while, I’m thinking.