The weather in Salt Lake City may indicate otherwise, but summer is close. As in I-can-almost-taste-it close. To fulfill my fantasies of digging in the dirt and eating dinner on the patio, I created a summer-inspired board on Pinterest. (Pinterest is a website where you can create “boards” and “pin” images from the internet that you want to remember. I waste the majority of my time there.)
When I stumbled upon this tricycle online I had to pin it. And from that moment it just seems like it’s going to be an essential part of my summer.
Why a tricycle? I got on my mom’s bike not long ago and it was not pretty. I strongly believe that three wheels could solve all my problems! Here it is in all its glory:
It’s for sale at Wal-Mart for $260. But I just swoon online because that seems like so much money for a bicycle.
Imagine my surprise when Doug and I saw this baby on display on the side of the road today at a recycled bicycles store. A real tricycle!
Yes, that’s my finger up top. It was too bright to see the screen.
It was fate! There she was – a beautiful, gently-used Schwinn. There was no price tag but I was already fantasizing about driving around the neighborhood with Jack in the basket behind me.
The dealer crushed quickly burst that bubble when he told us it was $500. I failed to hide my surprise and proceeded to tell him that I could buy a new one at Wal-Mart for $260. He and his Schwinn seemed too uppity to care about my Wal-Mart taste.
I was so close to owning a tricycle. Sigh. It may have slipped through my fingers today but I will figure out how to make this happen!
In case you couldn’t catch the reference to the Prince of Bel-Air from my title, here is a happy little reminder:
Update: The Wal-Mart tricycle is actually a Schwinn! If only I knew that tidbit of information when the store guy bashed it.