This was one of those days that we’ll remember forever!
What a difference a day can make! Yesterday we spent a ton of time turning the motorhome around and today we stayed put to have a little off road fun in Moab, Utah! We rented a Jeep because Tim hasn’t managed to customize the motorhome for off road adventures just yet! Well, let’s just say we we’re all very happy! We don’t own a Jeep right now, but we’ve had four of them over the years!
Here’s the background story! On this very day 19 years ago Tim and I went on our first date in his Jeep! He even took me off road to show me just how awesome his Jeep was and then he washed the mud off as the clock stuck midnight! I stood watching him and we both said “Happy New Year!” That’s it, no hug, no kiss, but we have been together every day since then!
Well, we would have never guessed that all these years later we would be having a blast with our two boys and thinking it couldn’t get any better than this!
We’ve driven off road before in Colorado and the Smoky Mountains so we thought we had a good idea of what to expect. Well, I must say we were surprised! This is serious off road adventure world around here! I’m soooo glad we started off with the “easier trail”, Fins and Things! It was full of twists and turns while traveling up rocks and mountains so steep it seemed impossible! There was a moment when I thought we would flip and another when we might flip over forward! Yes, I did think we were going to die a few times, but hey, other people made it out alive, and why would they rent us the Jeep if they were expecting it back in pieces!!!
The boys thought it was all good, and they had so much fun playing with the ice and snow when we stopped to admire the view. (And maybe catch our breath and see if we were still on the trail!)
The following photo was taken while Jacob and I watched to see if they could make it up the hill without flipping! There must of been ten times or so when this was the case. I feel better walking at times and I think I had a small fit one time as Tim started up one area. I might have threatened him slightly, but I’ve blocked it out!
There was not a moment during the day that Tim wasn’t smiling! I think the rental company is going to have to pry the keys out of his hand!
We finished off our day by visiting Arches National Park! We’ll be heading back there tomorrow!
Well…almost time to watch the ball drop in Times Square! I’ll have to finish this one later, and I’m sure Tim will want to add a word or two.
Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2009!