Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ride Like the Wind?

My very own four-wheeler. This is what I have been doing this past week. Learning to drive my four-wheeler.  I bought a green Honda Saturday.  We are going to take our four-wheelers to Arkansas next month with a few couples.  Our pastor has dubbed us the "Scorpions."  They decided to make tee shirts for us to wear.  We went last year to Mena.  This year we are going to Daisy State Park near Kirby, Arkansas.  We have some cabins reserved.  We are so looking forward to getting away with our friends.  We'll be trail riding and going out to eat at nights.  We had a great time last year except I didn't drive my own, I rode on the back with my husband.  We went on some very advanced rider trails.  We shouldn't have but we did make it through without getting hurt.  This time I will be driving my own Honda so we won't be doing anything advanced.  I am a complete novice.  That is why I am practicing these next few weeks.  I certainly don't want to get injured.  That would not be fun!  They say practice makes perfect, but my band director always said perfect practice makes perfect!  I had every confidence in my husband's driving abilities.  Now I am trying to build my confidence in my own.  

This is some of the most fun I have had in years!  White water rafting was the most fun I ever had in 2007.  Last year four-wheeling was the best.  My grown children probably wonder what mom and dad are doing now that they are gone!  We're having fun!  

Here is a little sample of my progress!  This hill doesn't look very high on the video but it was daunting to me at first.  And it is higher than it looks.  It's probably 20 feet tall.  I brought my tripod out for this shoot.  (ha ha)

Untitled from Junebug57 on Vimeo.

Ride like the wind!!  


Jenni said...

Well, I think you are very brave. Four wheelers and even go carts scare me a little. There is no way I would have survived riding on back of one with dh driving! Yes, I rode on the back of a Harley with him in high school, but I don't know if I could do it again. Just riding in the passenger seat of the truck or the Saturn with him driving can scare the bejeezus out of me.

Also, I love that you say "heel":o)

Jeanette said...

That really looks like a lot of fun. I would love to just take a leisurely ride on one but probably when you get experienced and comfortable you feel the "need for speed"! Be careful and have a great time!

Swampy said...

Where is YOUR helmet ?

I'm in The Ville. Call me.

Allison Says said...

That is awesome! Looks like so much fun :)

I got the book in the mail today, by the way. Can't wait to read it! (And I also want to see the movie. But first I must read the book.)

A Spot of T said...

Love that you made a video, so cute. You should take another video near the end of summer to see how much braver you are by then LOL

Junebug said...

I will do that Joy. I already got a little braver yesterday and more comfortable going up and down hills. I discovered 2nd gear with a little more speed going up and going down seated much farther back on the seat felt way safer. It is fun.

Kila said...

Fun! Enjoy!

kitten said...

You will do fine and have a great time. You wont be that far from me. It's about 5 1/2 hours from me.
Hope yall have a blessed time!

Pamela said...

I wondered where you disappeared!!! ha ha

I rode a 4 wheeler on the sand dunes on our trip to Cabo. It was fun -- but so terribly hot!

aims said...

Where were you white water rafting where you didn't have to wear helmets?