HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Earth Day is such a great day to celebrate – you don’t need to decorate, send cards or buy presents – actually NOT doing any of these things is best!Β  πŸ™‚

Earth Day started in 1970 in the US, but became recognized worldwide in 1990!Β I am constantly trying to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle – but there is always something to learn and Earth Day programs that may be available in your area might be a great resource!Β  It is amazing how doing something small can have a big impact on the environment – such as biking instead of driving.

Today I celebrated by riding my bike to the grocery store (something I need to do more often) and bringing reusable bags (something I always do).Β  I hooked up JoJo’s Doggyride and off I went.Β  Unfortunately the kickstand on the Doggyride wasn’t up the whole way and as I went over a bump in the road it snapped down and started dragging along the road making a HORRIBLE scraping sound.Β  I jumped off my bike, quickly fixed the problem and continued to the grocery store.Β  I think today I finally found the best way to get there to avoid most of the traffic and it also seemed to be the flattest route – wahoo!!Β  πŸ™‚

After checking out I wasΒ a bit worried I wouldn’t be able to fit all the groceries – I had a lot of cold stuff I wanted to keep together, but I also had a few larger items that HAD to go in the Doggyride.Β  After an “oh shit” moment and aΒ bit of rearranging, I was actually able to fit it all in the Doggyride and didn’t have to use the panniers I brought along.

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As I started home an elderly couple asked me if I was going camping and after I explained I was just going grocery shopping they thought it was the coolest idea!Β  πŸ™‚

I also biked to work yesterday – it was the 1st time in a while and I have to admit I was huffing and puffing a bit, but this is my favorite time to go because the park I ride through has a cool pond – and I got to see some cute ducklings!!Β  πŸ™‚Β  I love watching them grow a little bigger each time I go by.Β  The only bad thing is the pollen count is out of this world right now and my allergies were going crazy.Β  :/Β  Also some tree fell across the entrance I use – It fell like 2 weeks ago and they still haven’t moved it so I had to lift my bike over it – just sort of annoying as it is way too big for me to move myself.

All in all it was a great few days of cycling and enjoying nature!Β  πŸ™‚

Anyone else celebrating Earth Day?

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