The kids and I started off the new year with our very first bike ride to the beach together.
It was abut seven miles there and six miles home, because we took a short cut through the state park.
We rode so far out that we could find a little peace and quiet, and as the water pulled out to give way for the low tide, the beach became a soccer field, a perfect biking surface, and small tidal pools appeared.
The kids loved it, and the bike boys loved the freedom of riding up and down the beach without me by their side.
It was a great way to start off the new year.