... but it is nice to have a little break now and then. Especially when the days are as sunny and warm as they are right now. We've been very busy and surprisingly active lately! I mention that because we found out how lazy and unfit we really are.
You see - I lost my car. It was 21 years old and much loved, but on the other hand it was rusting away underneath and became increasingly unsafe to drive. I let a local mechanic have a closer look at it to tell me if any repairs are still worth it - first he said 'yes', but then he shook his head. 'No, not really.'
It didn't take me long to decide to get rid of it at once and be car (care?) free for at least a while.
So - we got our bikes out and are pedalling everywhere and anywhere now. Mainly to school and back, which gives us a fair amount of training as it is situated in a village 5 km from here. (Do the maths how many kms I ride each day at least! :-)
Well, in the beginning we were very tired at the end of the day and our muscles complained. But now, after a few weeks we actually enjoy every bit of our cycle-tours. It is great to notice our stamina increase and our energy levels rise.
Last Sunday we went on a long hiking tour (took us all day) and the kids were absolutely fine. Me, too.
We had a great day, great views, lots of fun and laughter, delicious ice-cream, some sister-brother squabbling and sunshine.
:: playing by a little stream ::
:: signing the guest-book in a refuge hut ::
:: yes - we made it home!! ::