Saturday, November 01, 2008

Afternoon Walk

This afternoon Lachlan and I took a stroll down Howard Street, to the Community Store. We stopped in at Ride the Wind. Lachlan really wanted me to buy him a toy car, but I thought a puzzle would be a better idea. When we discovered that they're having a sale (for locals) in a few days, we decided to wait. So then we walked over to the Community Store and bought a bag of M&Ms. We sat on the porch enjoying our treat, and chatted with folks who came by.

On the way back down Howard Street Lachlan stopped to pick up different colored rocks (that are now stuffed into my back pocket). Then we got out his two-wheeled bike and practiced riding up and down Lawton Lane. There were a few crashes (nothing serious), but he is definitely getting the idea. He'll be able to ride by himself before long, I'm sure.

Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.


  1. Anonymous6:47 PM

    has this child ever used TRAINING WHEELS????? crashes are these due to a lack of control or not thinking wow stop pedaling --- put feet on the ground ???

  2. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Training wheels ?? does the child wear a bicycle helmet?

  3. Anonymous9:00 PM

    I think the previous posters were never kids.

    Enjoy childhood, the exploration, the scrapes and crashes, and the freedom from worry.

    There's plenty of time for helmets, training wheels, insurance policies and iron poor blood later in life.