T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hitting the Road...

We've been contemplating purchasing a trailer for our bikes for years now. When T Rex turned one we thought we'd take the plunge and then opted to pass when we decided to add Bebe Sister to the mix. Then we wanted to wait last year since she was too tiny to ride in it. Well, now both kids are of bike trailer age.

I have been watching Craigslist for several months and even if a trailer of my specifications was listed it needed some kind of repair that I did not want to have to perform. Last week I decided to just find a good deal online, bite the bullet and buy new - something that often makes me cringe. I left the trailer in my inbox over night so that I could sleep on it and make sure I was dedicated to the purchase.

The next day, I saw the exact one that was in my inbox show up on the Craigslistings. I contacted the seller immediately and we arranged pick up. It was perfect. And only about one-third of the price if purchased new. T Rex was SO excited and talked about picking up the trailer all day. When we finally brought it home he insisted we push him around the garage while he road in it with the bike not yet attached.

Now we have the bikes tuned up, the trailer attached, and new helmets purchased. Here we go...

Working out the kinks in the new helmets.

After our ride, which was filled with lots of giggles of glee, I asked T Rex what his favorite part of the ride was. His response, "Riding with Bebe Sister". Always warms my heart how much these two love each other.

Is there something you've been wanting to purchase? Did you find the deal you wanted?


Kim said...

Love it. I bought one off of kijiji a few years ago but didn't use it last summer - was pregnant and had a new baby. But I am truly excited about using it this year!!! I'm incredibly jealous of your weather. We still have a ton of snow. The kids look adorable in it.

Yes, sadly Naveen still isn't sleeping. I thought I had him there - he slept two full nights several weeks ago but since has not repeated this. It is what it is:)

Rey said...

LOVE the pics! They look so excited!
I'm like you, I have a hard time swallowing how much they want for new things when you know there is likely a used one out there in fine condition, waiting to go to a new home!
I wanted my camera lens for Christmas and was willing to buy used, but then I found the one I wanted on sale for half price! Score!
Don't have a next "big purchase" planned, but I have saved up and am paying off my van this month!

Jenners said...

I'm so glad you got your deal! Someone is looking out for you. And the whole family seems so happy! I bet the kids just love riding in that!

septembermom said...

You are going to have so much fun! I love this idea of family time. You all look great in the pictures. I wish I had done this with my kids when they were little. Enjoy!!!

Emily said...

Hooray for bargain shopping! And hooray for those cuties in the trailer. We have loved ours for years!

Have a splendid day!

Erin said...

That looks like so much fun!! Knowing my boys they would over turn it. Phew I couldn't imagine towing 70 lbs of boys! haha

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Love your shopper story. We have one that I found at a garage sale. Love garage sales :)

We haven't taken baby out yet. We'll have to do that soon!

Caitlin said...

Good for you to hold out for a good price! You have been watching for one of these since before we left I think!
We are loving our bike trailer too- but I need to get Isaac a helmet before we can take it beyond our street.
Looks like the kids love it and a great way to get fresh air/exercise for Mommy! Win-win!
(Plus your house stays clean if you are gone on a bike ride!)

JKMommy said...

I DEFINITELY want one of these - what brand is it? We actually need to get BIKES first! (well i have an old mountain bike that needs a tune up but hubby needs his own! :))
Very cool - and LOVE how cute those munchkins are together in the trailer!