Hiking 45:00  2.5 mi (18:00 / mi)
We successfully camped last night in my parents' backyard. Lukas took advantage of many things - rocks to climb on, a sprinkler, desserts by mormor... Most of my parents' property is sloped or steeply sloped, but there is a beautiful mossy patch directly behind the garage that was perfect for the tent. It also meant easy access to the basement bathroom, which they never use. Mormor cooked us dinner and delivered it out to the back patio and provided us with many essentials for our camping stove breakfast this morning, so it was all fairly luxurious.
In the afternoon we went to Assabet for a walk with mormor while Lukas rode his bike. I thought it would be the perfect place for him to practice riding along a road, instead of in circles around a basketball court or short bursts along the sidewalk. And it was! I think he really enjoyed it.
Continue to be blown away at how quickly he's picked up this pedal bike stuff. He gets started on his own most of the time now, uses the hand brake, pedals and (sometimes) coasts, and usually comes to a controlled stop without falling. His falls seem to correlate more with trying to start than trying to stop. Still plenty of awkwardness to iron out, but I think we could probably go for a short outing together where I run and he rides. Wouldn't be very long, though, he wasn't quite up to riding all ~2.5 miles of our loop today. Super fun, though and a nice, cooler day, too.