Saturday (7 January) we took the girls out for a walk in their double stroller. We were at on the Rosemary Dunes path at the Backcountry Trail in Orange Beach, Alabama. The trail is about 4 miles long if you walk to the end and then double back to the start. There is a nice place to sit and rest in the middle of the trail and the girls enjoyed getting out of the stroller and “berzerk-ing” about for a few minutes.
C – did manage to scrape her wrist on something while she was romping along the ground. Apparently, it didn’t hurt her very much because she didn’t say anything when it happened.
E – had a great time when she got out to play, but she didn’t want to get back into stroller to head back to the car. She started to scream and let us know how unhappy she was with being “cooped up.” Eventually, she resorted to throwing her shoe (her New Balance “sweet kicks”) out of the stroller. Unfortunately, we didn’t see her throw it out and we kept rolling down the path.
About 3/4 of a mile later, a snowbird in a Michigan cap came up on his bicycle and asked us if we had lost a shoe. We looked down at E’s feet and realized that – indeed – it was her shoe. We started to walk the 3/4 mile, but the man volunteered to go back on his bike and get it for us. When he got back, we profusely thanked him. There are still some nice people in the world.
The Mojowoman and I concluded that walking with kids in a small stroller is sort of like having your own Mardi Gras float with a live band on it – you roll along, there is lots of noise, and things get thrown off at irregular intervals.