I’ll let Asher tell you what we’re talking about today:
That’s right, we took a bike ride this morning and it was awesome. So many people miss these little things that you can do at Disney. That’s why I wanted to share this. I get a lot of people saying, “You go to Disney every month, haven’t you seen it all by now?”
And to that I say:
Sorry about the H. E Double Hocky Sticks, but I just couldn’t have said it any better. There is so much to enjoy at Disney and you have to make a plan and budget your time.
Here we are right before our bike ride. Asher was pretty psyched about the whole thing. I don’t always find the time to do these special things one-on-one with each child, but when I do, it’s wonderful.
I think this is a special procedure during the construction, but I’ll share anyway: we went to the Concierge and told them we wanted to take a bike ride. We signed a couple forms and then he walked us out to the bikes and gave us a key for one of them and that was that. No charge at all and he said we could keep the bike all day if we wanted.
He did say, “You know you need to change into shoes, right? You can’t ride with flip flops.” But then he handed me the key anyway, which was good because I didn’t even bring shoes with me this trip. You may get a more strict Concierge so be aware.
We biked about a mile over to Fort Wilderness. I thought it would be fun to find their playground and let Asher run around a bit. He enjoyed seeing the big RVs and campers and the golf carts. He especially liked when we saw a man on a bike pulling a bike trailer with a little dog inside barking his head off.
The trail was easy. Flat, paved, only a few bumps. It was a very nice ride.
We had a fun time at the playground at Fort Wilderness. Asher was climbing around like crazy. His motor skills have improved so much. He hardly has any baby left. I’m not ready for him to stop being my two year old. So I guess I have two and a half months to get used to the idea of him being three. You probably know where I’m coming from.
This may be kind of a weird photo to post, but I just loved the joy on my face. My GoPro turned around; I didn’t even realize it until later and I had about 100 of these shots. Just me, riding, talking to Asher, surrounded by nature, and in almost every single one of them I’m grinning like a moron.
The return was just as easy. We locked the bike back up where it had been. I left the helmet and key with the Concierge and then went on my way. Didn’t take two minutes. The bikes are located between the main lobby and the Boulder Ridge (the DVC resort) lobby.
And just to keep it 100% real, I’ll share this. I tried to do the monkey bars to show Asher how it’s supposed to work and…. yeah. Nope. I apparently lost my upper body strength somewhere on the trail, or maybe during my last pregnancy. Let’s just say that you will not be seeing me on American Ninja Warrior anytime soon.
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