Speaking of the big city, we learned that over at their rec center they not only have mountain biking trails, but a disc golf course, as well. N and I went over and played it, and it was fun but challenging, especially in the heat. The fact that it involved strenuous walking and hiking appealed to mom, so N was able to convince her and A to join us for a round.
We headed over and played all 18 holes, and I think we got a serious workout out of it. It was fun, and we even found a lost disc in the woods. There was some sort of kiddie triathlon going on involving what looked like 8 year olds, and I couldn't help but think it was emblematic of the big city crowd to have a rigorous competitive event like a triathlon for such young kids. Kind of crazy when you think about it. I'm sure you see similar things in NYC and Boston, wherever go-getter parents want their kids to be the best.
I hate to sound like such a Scrooge, because it is cute and charming to see little kids competing like that, but I'm sure there are parents out there, maybe all of them, that were pushing their kids to win and be the best. Future Ivy Leaguers/investment bankers being groomed early.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Dave Elmore for the pic.