Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Adventure

I have to give hubby some credit. Today he opted for some "family time" rather than the usual, which is work on his equipment. I love it when he stays home, it gives me a chance to break free from the kids, some down time. But not today, today was another definition of "family time", one I don't want to see too often.

Today "family time" consisted of driving around in a Jeep for 4 hours while he showed the boys a dirt biking park where they can trail ride when the boys get a little older. We stopped on the side of a two lane road and watched for a bit. The boys were impressed to see some kids out there with their dads. Trevor's comment was "I want to ride here dad.", followed by Jeff's comment "Oh you need to get a bit better on your bike Trev." Well, Trevor's comfort level hasn't reached the level of shifting gears, so he has a little more time before he can go. When we finished watching we proceeded to climb to the top of the two lane road that dead ends into a State Park. Little did we know that the State Park was CLOSED. All that driving around just to find that we couldn't proceed to the top to take in a breath taking view.....all the way out to the ocean on a good day. Needless to say we were all a bit bummed, a little hungry, and in need of a good stretch.

By the time we head back down the hill it is close to lunch time, we left our house at 9:45, so the boys are in the back seat complaining about their hunger pangs despite the snacks I provided. Once we make it back to town the boys are pushing and shoving each other in the back seat, a little bit of laughing, a little bit of crying, and a whole lot of noise. At this point my head is ready to explode and my butt is so numb I fear it is going to fall off when I step out of the Jeep. We finally get some lunch and find an empty parking lot to eat it in. While there we get a lunch time show. The show involved some guys on their street bikes all tricked out. We got to see them ride the bikes standing up, on the back wheel, front wheel, etc. They were amateurs, but entertaining none the less. After about 1/2 hour of sitting idle in the Jeep, eating lunch, and watching these guys try not to injure themselves we finally head out for the REAL reason for our Sunday Adventure, which is to get a new battery for the dirt bike Jeff just bought.

Finally, we are at our destination and then we can go home. Or so I thought. Jeff gets his part and then calls his brother about a building. He gives us the general idea where it is and we go check it out. At this point, I am done....head screaming, butt numb and I finally tell Jeff "We need to go home!" So with a little bit of reluctance we head home. I was so relieved to get here that I got in another vehicle and left, just to get some quiet time before the dinner mayhem would begin. So glad the day is over......still have headache. ;-(


Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOL...I like how you left at the end...that is SOOO me!!

tara @ kidz said...

Thank goodness for solo car trips. Every mom needs one of those every once in awhile!

Debbie said...

Isn't it funny how our idea of a good day and their idea of a good day are so different?