the best bike adventure (and some music that went along for the ride)

July 8, 2013

IMG_3124 IMG_3123 IMG_3122 IMG_3121IMG_3120As the older two kids go off and do their own thing, I realize that Iris is finally getting some alone time with her parents that she’s never really had in all of her years of existence. I guess that’s kind of the nature of the game when you are the third child, right? Ben and Olivia were even at her birth! Poor kid can’t catch a break…

Instead of zooming around and completing all those things that pile up on a to-do list, we’ve been trying to set aside time to let her decide what will happen. Last week, she chose a bike ride. While the other kids were at camp and a playdate respectively, we packed a picnic lunch, headed north and grabbed a bike trail that hugs the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Needless to say, it was pretty great. The snapshots I took on my phone doesn’t really do it justice, but hey I live in the moment now, remember? :) I’m feeling pretty liberated without lugging a big camera around.

Here’s a playlist I made that went along quite nicely with the ride. Hope you enjoy it!



  • Desi

    Love the music mix and the photos. I like that your living in the moment. Better that the pictures don’t do it justice than the other way around.

    • ptkate

      You are absolutely right, Desi…much better. :) Thank you for listening to the mix--you’ve got great taste, so I really appreciate the compliment!

  • karina // curate the day

    You’re living in paradise, beautiful shots. I love making summer feel like summer, a time set aside from the rest of the year’s hustle. Listening to the mix now and loving it. xo

    • ptkate

      Yep, we are pretty lucky out here. (Although your neck of the woods isn’t too bad, either!) We’ve been really lucky lately; after about 8 years of pretty bad summer weather, it’s been absolutely gorgeous. Because it seems like weather can change every 5 minutes, people here drop everything when the sun’s out and go out and enjoy it. Yay for spontaneity! Thanks for following me on 8tracks, Karina! xo

  • poppinga

    is that the ocean peeking out from behind that beautiful field?! gorgeous.
    sounds like a wonderful day.
    (and thanks for stopping by poppinga!)

  • stephanie

    such pretty pictures and a needed escape from the heat and humidity in Atlanta. i can not wait trade my summer weather for yours!

  • Inge

    Very beautiful and peaceful! Now that I’m on Vancouver Island, I’ve been bringing my camera everywhere to record everything, so when I deliberately leave it at home at times, I feel liberated as well! Living in the moment is perfect, just not so much for a blog ;)

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