Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Country girl




Poor kid.





No smooth driveway on which to ride her bike.





No endless miles of concrete.










Gravely. Bumpy.







And sometimes steep.










Do you think you could try avoiding my flower bed next time?

-Mom (dana)

25 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

I can so empathize... I didn't have a bike til I was almost 30 for the same reason...she is doing so much better than I, though at least now the tires are better for the rough stuff (and wider)!

D'Anne said...

I think my kids would think she was pretty lucky. All they have is our driveway and culdasac to ride up and down. They get pretty bored. But a bumpy terrane like that looks like fun!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Cute post Dana! I too wish my kids had more than a little sidewalk to ride on :) Hope you were able to save your flowers!

Ammie said...

I love it! I learned to ride my bike (at 10) on a 3 mile stretch of bumpy, gravelly dirt roads. It was great. I still don't feel safe riding in the city. ;)

Danielle said...

It looks like a lot of fun to me! Well, if I was kid, not so much now. Not a big fan of the inevitable fall- I've been known to be a little clumsy! Very cute pics!

Maria Isabel said...

I didn't have pavement to ride my bike while growing up, but I did have some good calve muscles!

Artfulife said...

She'll be a better biker for it ;)

Olivia and Me said...

Just how warm and dear she looks, country life suits her indeed.

with love,
Olivia

DeeRoo said...

Um...I say LUCKY kid!! We live on a dirt road too and it didn't stop them...but the hills....the hills did it!:)

Tasha said...

I think it looks more fun in the dirt then on concrete. Much prettier too :)

sarah, rsm said...

What a trooper and none the worse for the wear! :) She is a cutie!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I am sure that deep down she wouldn't have it any other way!! She sure does look happy!!Thank God for country kids!!!

Brenda said...

Oh to be that young again! What fun!

Terri said...

Haha - poor little country girl! No smog, no cars to dodge, no crowds of people. Green spaces all over the place instead of confined to a park. We may have to call those child protection folks! :)

Elissa said...

rich as kings, i'd say.

AND, she's gonna end up with some rockin' calves ;-)

Andi said...

She doesn't look too unhappy to me!

Dianne said...

Just think...lots of fresh air and sunshine...steep hills and inclines...rocks and grass...blue sky and wind in her hair. Memories of a lifetime.

Jackie said...

Free and easy!

VeeV said...

I had such a flashback to my childhood. we lived by a railway track, and our road for the first 4 or so years was gravel......

what fun we had with our rickety old bicycles, and old worn out baby buggy (that we converted into a dune buggy)...

good simple fun!!

xo
eva

Scottish Nanna said...

What A good life when she gets older she will look back and thank you it just reminded me of my childhood I loved it.
Hugs Mary.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I think we country girls developed a lot of character learning to ride on the bumpy, gravel roads. She's having a blast!

Brandy said...

I have been reading your blog for a few years now and I still love it today just as much as I did back then!

Beth said...

I never had concrete to ride on either! But I think it makes for more fun!

Tollipop said...

No endless miles of concrete=one lucky little country girl...

(speaking from experience)

:)

Cheryl Arkison said...

Good thing mountain biking is an Olympic sport now!