... When you load up two bikes, two trailers , grab 2 adults, 3 kids and throw in 50km? An epic Cycle Camping Week ;)
Last week end it was my eldest's birthday and we asked him what he wanted to do.
"CAMPING!!!" came the energetic reply after we had put up the old tent in the living room to see if it was still worthy....
So Ligia and I looked at each other...
"Sounds like a plan!" we both said with a smile...
As our plans got underway we got all our gear and started sorting it, and trying to find the best way to load up 2 bikes, 2 trailers and 5 people...
We realised that we didn't quite have all the right gear... actually a lot of it was outdated (some items over 20 years old!)
The tent was a large 3 man that was 7 years old, the sleeping mats were over 20 years old, the sleeping bags were nearly 10 years old each... there were only a couple of items that were "new" less than 1 year old - but this is frugal living right!?
We had all been out on the bikes, but never loaded with gear... we were getting nervous... and questions were swirling in our minds:
Would we be able to pull the weight?
Would it break the trailers?
Will we pass out from exhaustion?
Ultimately came the time to load up...
We then realised we forgot the kid's toys!
But thankfully kids are more resilient than we give them credit: Pine cones, stones and a brush each and they were brush racing with pine cones! (for literally HOURS....)
We learned about some limits we have, but we broke all our barriers at the same time!
The Dream is ever closer. Its going to happen.... and we are so happy we could burst!