This past week my car has been in the shop; wiring issues with the back window and missing the "part order" deadline has kept it there longer than anticipated. So, I'm sans vehicle, and sans car seats. That leaves me with public transit, bike, or foot power. I've opted for the later, it is my favorite and the easiest with children. And this week I've done some grocery shopping via foot. And I LOVE it. It combines some daily exercise, emits no harmful chemicals, and forces me to buy fresh food in quantities small enough for me to carry. Hence the label, European Shopping. I love it so much that I plan to continue once my car is returned.
Now I just wished our house was a smidge closer to a store. We are .9 miles from Copps on Whitney Way and 1.2 miles from Sentry at Hilldale. Pre-kids this would be easy, with kids it is akin to hiking in the mountains. Double stroller, toddler, baby, assorted gear needed for 1.5 hour outing. The entire thing weighs 70 pounds. That is a lot to push up hill, but it replaces a gym workout. Anyone have tips on to make this easier?