Thursday, October 30, 2008

Biking/Na Rowerach

October 30, 2008

 

Biking

 

I still use a car for to drive the little kids around and to shop, but half of my family no longer uses a car for everyday transportation.  Samuel and Isaiah bike a round trip of 5 miles to school and back.  There is only a short stretch of sidewalk, so the boys have to ride on grass and sand most of the way.  Twice a week in addition to having to ride with heavy backpacks, Samuel hauls his violin on his back as well. 

 

Last month we decided to spend less money on gas, so Josh biked everyday to work, also 2.5 miles away.  He really enjoyed the fresh air and exercise, not to mention the money we saved on gas. 

 

My father bought fancy, light weight, 300 dollar bicycles for Samuel and Isaiah when he last visited.  He also bought a very nice light road bike for Josh.  Josh was instantly converted from mountain biking to road biking. 

 

When Josh has a day off he rides with the boys to school for fun.  Nephi sometime joins Josh on the tandem.   

 

Enjoy the pictures of the boys biking and some by Euchee Creek when we found a huge turtle with our friend Kadin…it was 50 or 60 degrees but the boys went swimming anyway!

 

Sylwia

 

30 Pazdziernik 2008

 

Na Rowerach

 

Mi jest samochod potrzebny bo mam male dzieci do worzenia a tu nie ma autobusow ani tramwajow i tez wszytko jest bardzo daleko od bazy wojskowej.  Ale polowa mojej rodziny nie urzywa samochodu na codzien.  Samuel i Isaiah jezdza do szkoly i spowrotem na rowerze 8 kilometrow.  Jak chlopcy jada na rowerach to maja ciezkie plecaki na plecach i tez dwa razy w tygodniu Samuel ma skrzypce na plecach, bo w szkole uczy sie grac na skrzypcach.

 

W ostatnim miesiacy moj maz pracowal tu w szpitalu na bazie wojskowej i wiec tez jedzil rowerem 8 kilometrow na dzien.  W tym miesiacu u nas byla bardzo droga bezyna, wiec duzo pieniedzy zaoszczedzilismy jak Josh nie urzywal samochodu.  Jesli Josh nie pracuje jakiegos dnia, to on jedzi on z dziecmi do szkoly.  Nieraz nawet dolacza Nephi do swojego roweru i razem jada. 

 

Moj ojciec kupil dla Josha bardzo dobry urzywany rower do ulicy.  Josh mial rower do jezdzenia po gorach ale teraz on lepiej lubi rower do ulicy.  Moj ojciec tez kupil drogie rowery po 300 dolarow dla moich starszych synow.  Oni jezdza 40 kilometrow na tydzien. 

 

Zalaczam zdjecia chlopakow na rowerach….i tez nad strumykiem gdzie z kolega Kadin znalezlismy wielkiego zluwia.  Bylo tylko 10 lub 15 stopni ale chlopaki i tak plywali!

 

Sylwia

 

2 comments:

Becky T said...

Sylwia, my goodness, your boys have sure grown up! I love how adventurous you are and that you are always willing to help them find something new to discover.

And to answer your question, I do edit my pictures. I use Photoshop Elements 6.0 (which is a much cheaper, 'lighter' version of Photoshop). I do some color correcting and sharpening which helps the photos 'pop' a little bit. Thanks for your compliments! Take care!

Pinky said...

I wish we could all do the same and ride our bikes. I guess I don't have one yet but next summer that will be my investment. Mario is still too afraid to learn how to ride without training wheels ... again another goal for next summer ... we hope. Love ya.