Monday, December 29, 2008

Well, it has been a looooong time since anything was added to our blog. So, I thought I would give it a try.

Back in November, we had the opportunity to go on a run in the dessert. One of neighbours here in the park told us about the run. Sue was/is having an issue with her sciatic nerve, so she decided not to go bouncing across the desert. Jim, one of our friends from down here came with me. So about 9:00 off we went to meet at the college. By the time that the run actually started, there were probably about 80 vehicles. Most of them were side by sides and Keith and I were the only fiberglass dune buggies. There was a Baja Bug, a few Jeeps, but mostly side by sides.

We left about 10:00 and drove, follow the leader style, for about 10 miles. Then we stopped and let the group regather. We had a couple of exotic buggies join us here.

Onward we went. We crawled along over some interesting rocks and came around a corner to find one of the group (driving an Escalade) sitting on the top of hill watching the trail. We soon discovered why. It was a sharp and deep ravine and it meant driving really slow to ensure that we did not bottom out or high center. Then, off we went again. Had another stop to let the group regather again. Then off to the middle of the dessert for lunch. The organizer of the run had camped out the previuos night and had a BBQ all set up. Hot Dogs and Smokies.

After lunch, we headed back home. When it was all said and done, we had travelled over 50 miles (80 Km)

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