Labor Day Bike Trail Bribes

Labor Day Bike Trail Bribes

Labor Day Bike Trail Bribes

bike 1.jpgI hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  From neighborhood barbeques to lazy days on the lake and everything in between, it seems most people find some way to celebrate the holiday by squeezing in one last hoorah of outdoor fun before summer and warm temperatures come to an end. 

Me?  Well, we are still enjoying exploring all the wonders and activities of our new home state of Colorado.  So, we started our Labor Day by attending our little community parade which honored our local firefighters for all of their heroic efforts and endless hours of protecting the Colorado Springs area during this summer's historic and tragic Waldo Canyon fire.   THANK YOU, firefighters!

bike 5.jpgThen, since it was such a gorgeous day, we took advantage of living in one of Mother Nature's most beautiful adventure lands and took our kids on their first Colorado bike trail ride.  We pedaled on the scenic Santa Fe Trail right near our house for nearly 10 miles.  Of course, getting our kiddos (particularly my 5-year-old) to ride that far required a little… um… what I'll call… "encouragement".  (Ok,  so some may technically call it a bribe.  But why squabble over lingo?  :))  So, we strategically rode in a direction where our halfway point was a quaint little town…  with an ice cream shop!  

ice cream 1.jpgThis was our first time visiting the yummy Rock House Ice Cream shop that we've heard so much about.  Not only did I enjoy the ice cream, but I also enjoyed seeing the three Lifetime picnic tables on their patio!  Yep, they had two Lifetime 6' Picnic Tables, as well as  a Lifetime 4' Picnic Table.  (FYI, the 4' picnic table is my favorite size, but Lifetime no longer makes it.)  The two 6' picnic tables were both utilizing the umbrella hole feature to give customers eating their ice cream al fresco a little bit of reprieve from the intense Colorado sun.

Needless to say, the ice cream hit the spot and provided all the necessary recharge for the ride back home.   And, I (along with the Rock House Ice Cream Shop) have successfully "encouraged" my kiddos to want to ride the trail again so they can visit the ice cream shop again soon!   Shhh, please don't tell them you can actually get there by car, too! ;)

So, did you use your Lifetime picnic tables, folding tables, or other Lifetime product for your Labor Day celebration?  If so, leave us a comment and let us know, we'd love to hear how we were a part of your festivities!

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Paul Zimmerman

9/7/2012 1:12:10 PM

Hi! My Labor Day was full of family and memories. My parents live 2 days drive away and came to visit my family (wife, 5 year old and 11 month old). It was amazing. Saturday I took them out to lunch at a lcoally owned sandwich place and the rest of the day my daughter was showing them 'how to use' the Lifetime Geo Dome. Very very cute indeed. My Dad also was amazed that something like the Lifetime helicopters even exist. He explained in a long winded way how much he would have loved to have those as a kid... Not to mention I have two of them! On Monday my daughter was in the town parade (Bellevue Idaho) and after the parade the bartered with me about taking a nap vs. playing outside on the Geo Dome. I swear she is going to get married in that thing. Ha! Lifetime products rock. PZ

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