Friday, October 3, 2008

Travel In Style

For the first two months of babysitting Alyson I was pretty much house bound because I couldn't figure out how to effectively travel with both children and no double stroller. I had pretty lofty goals for my double stroller. I wanted something that folded up pretty compactly and tandem (notice the one I got is side by side, not tandem), be in good shape, and cost less than $40 (I was planning on buying used).

I sacrificed on the tandem thing because I was able to get such a good deal on this stroller. I found it on EBay as a pick up only item. It was about an hour and a half drive away from here, but we took the chance to go to the coast for the day and try a seafood restaurant several friends had recommended to us (Barbara's Fishtrap in Half Moon Bay if you were wondering).

After using it for the past couple months now, I really don't mind that it isn't tandem. It would be a little hard to use if I went to clothes stores, but I don't so it isn't a problem. It works fine in grocery stores, going for walks around the park, and it actually fits through a standard size door. Not too bad for 11.50!
Posted by Picasa


Rachel Keyser said...

We LOVE Barbara's! We go there just about every time we go to Half Moon Bay. Also, gotta love Ebay (and Craigslist for that matter...that's where I found my double stroller)!

jjstringham said...

Tandem isn't all that great. Or at least mine isn't. It's still hard to go to clothes stores. So I would've totally gone for yours. Good buy!

Veronica said...

FYI, I hate the tandem stroller we have, I want a side by side. I always have the one in back bopping the one in front in the head or kicking the seat.