Earlier this month, I volunteered on Bike to Work Day, handing out juice and pastries. I especially enjoyed visiting with a variety of riders. Our station was one of five set up around Burlington. Year round commuters, a guy on a tandem who just dropped his wife off at work, two ladies who worked nearby that were tickled to be treated, even a family who were traveling to school stopped for a snack.
When I spied my neighbor huffing up a hill. toting her youngest daughter in a trailer, I hailed them over for a visit. Her daughter drank juice, shook her head at the sweets, but silently accepted a package of gummy fruit snack that she clutched to her chest. However, I noticed her gaze fixated on the balloons tied to the table. When we broke down the set up later on, I snagged the balloons and delivered them to the girl. She was all smiles. Little did I know that it was her birthday the following day!