Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A couple new adventures...

(Caity outside the Truck John drives for work)

(next to the tire...she doesn't stand a chance)

(Caity and John before Caity's first driving lesson...oh grief.)

Adventure number 1
Our car.....dead. Yes, poor fellow experienced enough of us-Brassells, and choked just outside of McCammon, Idaho on our way down to Ogden. Special thanks to Mr. Police Officer who pushed us bumper to bumper a quarter mile to the gas station. Another special thanks to Mr. Off-his-mission-3-weeks, Jason who hitched us a ride the remaining two hours to Pleasant View- with Brittany in the front seat mind you- poor guy didn't know what to do with himself! And last but not least a very special thanks to our cousin, Jon Barker for selling us his truck for practically nothing! Oh not to forget a thanks to Mr. Towrope for not breaking as John pulled me and Brittany the whole way in the Honda. The engine is shot in our car, so looks like I am going to become a pro at stick. Of course John has something up his sleeve to get the engine fixed. (He always does.) But what a fun experience that definitely kept us on our toes!

Adventure number 2
This one was self inflicted- of course. So with us driving a truck home to Rexburg, John asked his parents to borrow the 4 wheeler his used to ride a child. We currently have a 3-wheeler we got for a great deal on Bulletin Board (soon to be traded for a new engine for Honda.) Now john will be able to fulfill his "lifelong dream" (no kidding) to take his wife four (and 3) wheeling in the mountains, side by side- he's so romantic.
So upon seeing the beautiful weather yesterday I suggested we walk to the park and play- but why enjoy the nice weather when we can drive out to the mountains and get stuck in the snow? And why would Caity want to take a nap when she can risk getting shaking baby syndrome on the back of a 3-wheeler? Silly me...what was I thinking, suggesting to go to the park?
So we took the wheelers up past the temple for some quality time off roading. We had a pretty good time and I held my own (it was my first time going wheeling john-style- aka suicidal off roading.) But then we ran into snow....
Wife: John, this snow is like 2 feet deep if it is hard getting through down hill it will be impossible going up hill.
Husband: No, its not bad...lets just go a little further and then we will turn around.
Wife: I really don't think---
Husband: It's fine Mary, I have done worst before.

We made it through with only having to push once. But then we ran into more snow.
Wife: John- this snow is like 3 feet deep. If it is hard getting through down hill it will be impossible going up hill.
(you know the conversation from here.) I tell him I don't like being out of control, he tells me that is the funnest part....ok.
Well, two snow trails later we turn around and spend the afternoon pushing our wheelers through the snow, covered in mud and exhausted. Poor Caity was so tired she just cried saying, "night night, please!" poor thing.
Besides that little adventure we had a really good time! And even pushing through the snow wasn't so bad because at least I had the satisfaction that I was right. John would put Caity so she was facing me and she would just laugh like was going to catch her....we had so much fun enjoying nature and challenging eachother.
But snow: Good RIDDANCE!


Erin said...

How funny! I am so sorry to hear that your car pooped out on you. I am sure that John will get it running again...him and Ron are too much alike! =) Thank goodness for handy men! Do you think there will be a date in the future with Brittany and the newly returned missionary!? Thanks for the stories...they are too cute@

Emily said...

Your blog is really fun. Thanks for telling me about it. :) You're a really neat person, Mary.

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