Lillie's first bike ride with Mr. and Mrs. Woody
Lillie had apparently heard to many stories about Papas driving ability as you can see; she was holding on for dear life! Well that was how we started but low and behold as she gained the much needed confidence that each & every-one of Papa's passengers get (on bike or in a vehicle driven by Big Woody ) she relaxed & the fun started! I had ben given special riding instructons by Mrs. Woody for this particular trip; such as stopping at all red lights & stop signs etc. This is the start of the Keene Bike Path. Well within minutes Lillie had gotten completely comfortable with Big Woody Talents not only as a professional bike driver but also as a certified tour guide. She was all smiles within minutes & started kicking ; which might have bothered 99% of drivers but not the "New Woody" we just referred back to chapter #1 in the "Woody Learning To Be Nice Book" and took it in stride! This also toke Mr & Mrs Woody back in time - kinda like a time machine. Back to a time many moons ago when Big Woody parted his hair in the middle & wore a bandana and the Woodys would put the little one on the back of the bike & brings snacks & head out for the afternoon along with Kelly on a long bike ride. So long that we had to bring bungie cords so that when "The Penster fell asleep we could tie her more upright in the seat so as her neck wouldn't snap to much on the bumps! One time we went so far &it was so hot that Kelly finally collaped ( heat exustion ) that we had to stop & find her water & then walk after she recovered enough! Well Lillie's trip was not as long but it was sure enjoyable as she loved being out & about and she seemed fasinated by the experience - as a matter of fact I do believe that she probably has inherited the I luv bike gene along with some others as she seemed to enjoy it just like we were riding to the store at Fork Md or the Penny Candy Store in Emerald Island or Maine! As a matter of fact we decided in honor of the kids we would stop at the Ye Goodie Shop & get a large non-parrel. And yes Lillie did enjoy that part also. The only part she didn't seem to really like was when it ended! But I told her that because of the Bike Gene she would be doing a lot more of this. we got to see several dogs & birds and runners & many people going about their daily lives & Lillie seemed to like the exillerating feeling of buzzing along and actually going faster than most animals & people were going! All in all I am not sure if Lillie liked it more or Mr & Mrs Woody liked the experiance or the memories it brought back but in any case it was surely an enjoyable experience for all ! Take a look at her face after she got used to it!