July 20, 2011

Summer traditions...

One of our favorite family traditions in the summer is riding our bikes to a local ice cream stand.

My Cranbrook Huffy isn't going to win any speed racing awards, but I love it's mint green paint and vintage feel. Chris bought it for me last year for my birthday from here. You'd be amazed at what all I can fit into my bike basket!

The business district near our home isn't all that pretty (it's honestly quite ugly) but there is a charming ice cream stand named the Ice Cream Garage that the girls love to have us visit on our bikes.

The murals are half the fun of visiting.

Are you enjoying lots of family traditions this summer?

XOXO

17 comments:

Lee said...

I wonder if your ice cream place makes Boston Coolers...? I have been craving one and finally bought some Vernors (Ginger Ale) and asked a local place to make me one. Of course, I could make my own at home but then it would be too easy to have one whenever I had a craving so I am resisting...
Our summer tradition is going to a local pizza parlor for 'Classic Car Night' on Tuesdays. Love their Italian salad and thin crust pizza! Last night we opted to stay home and stay cool. Hope this heat leaves us soon!

vivian said...

hi kim. sweet bike. too bad we cant go riding together! though quite honestly, I have to admit, Ive done hardly any bike riding this year. not sure why, busy? lazy? too hot? all of the above maybe. Have a great day.. stay cool!
xoxo
vivian

Jboo said...

Fun -- love bike riding! Been so beastly hot lately that we haven't been on the bicycles much -- hoping for cooler weather and more bike rides!

Hope you have a great day!

Janet

Jodee said...

What a fabulous bike! I especially love the basket!

What a cute ice cream store too. We have a neighborhood Dairy Sweet that we go to during the summer, however, we haven't gone much this year.

Courtney said...

Logan would love that ice cream place because of those walls. He is all about Cars right now. I love your bike.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Bike envy....right here. Yep, I kinda wanna steal it ;)

Katia said...

Siccome non sono capace di scrivere correttamente in inglese, lo farò in italiano, sperando che tu possa comprenderlo un po. Ormai sono affascinata dal racconto quotidiano delle vicende della vostra famiglia ed ogni giorno aspetto di leggerne le novità.
Bella la tradizione di recarsi a prendere il gelato in bici e molto simpatico il locale!

Heather said...

I've always wanted a bike with a cute basket like that! How fun it must be to ride! :)

Donna said...

What a great bike, Kim! The color is perfect, and you have to love a bike basket:) I also love the vintage Mackinac Island postcard on your header! That was a lucky find:)
Sounds like bike rides and ice cream are a wonderful family tradition!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...that is just the kind of bicycle that I have been looking for! Now I know where to get one, but where did you get the basket? I would definately need a basket. Thanks!

birdie blue said...

love your bike, kim.
xo
~molly

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Looks like a fun place to ride the bikes to! And cold icecream is a must after any exertion in this heat!

Janet said...

That's a great family tradition and it if involves ice cream that's even better!
Blessings,
Janet

Cheryl G. said...

What fun!
Very cute bike!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a beautiful bike!!! Ice cream parlours are definitely one of our summer traditions we have some fun ones in our neighbourhood too!

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh to bike to the neighbor hood ice cream garage! Only if I had that sweet bike with the darling basket! Right up my alley...smiles...Renee

Pam said...

What a fun bike. Love the basket.