Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm considering it my workout for the day.

On Saturday morning Hubby announced he wanted us to go check out some land/houses that are for sale in our area. He first took us to a piece of land up a curvy dirt road. We had already talked about this chunk of land and I crossed it off my list without seeing it first. The reason...It was only accessible in the Spring via 4WD. Too sketchy for me. He kept driving right past it saying there was another road/sign he wanted to check out. We started heading out into the middle of nowhere.


Soon I see the sign that reads "Road not recommended for 2WD vehicles or trailers." Oh great. Immediately my whole body instantly tensed as I began my protest.


Hubby was wondering why I was having such a hairy canary. I told him, as I'm white-knuckling the arm handle, "I'm a Minnesota Girl and I'm not used to such sketchy roads. Most roads we travel on like this are paved and have guardrails." I'm actually quite surprised at myself how nervous I was. I didn't think I was like that. The road was gravel, wide enough for a car and a half, the weather was clear and no one else was on the road. Ideal conditions for a drive like this. I really had no reason to be nervous. I tried to relax and enjoy the scenery, not only for my sake but for the sake of the kids. They were starting to get nervous as I continued my hooting. I settled for not-so-silent gasps instead of all-out yelps.We were on our working way up to the top of this plateau. You can't really see the road in this picture very well but it criss crosses up. There is also a bike trail up to the top. There were lush meadows, pine tress and unbelievably gorgeous views!Our trusty "Extra Large Yukon" (as our kids call it) made it to the top in fine form.



We all got out and ran around for a bit. We could see the clouds starting to roll in and didn't want to be caught on top in ishy weather, so we didn't stick around for very long. We slowly made our way down,

passing a huge flock of sheep at the bottom.

I did have to admit that it wasn't so bad after all, it could actually be enjoyable and I would like to go up there again sometime. I'm going to have to toughen up if we're going to live down here. Drives like that are usually worth it, you can see so much more from way high up.

I counted it as my workout for the day...Toning since every single muscle was tense the entire way up and cardio because my heart kept racing then lurching then racing then lurching (interval training).

6 comments:

Flight Fancy said...

Oh baby you are a braver woman than I am! Those kind of roads literally make me cry! Hubby takes that as a personal challenge to find them just to be hornery, cause he knows I cant "hoot" in front of the kids. I swear it IS a complete body workout

Audrey said...

I would love to live up there!! The road wouldn't bother me, and if the only access is with an ATV - all the better!! Lucky you to have such great places to see - I'm in Manitoba, doesn't get much flatter.

Missy B. said...

What a beautiful piece of property! You should consider buying it (and investing in some anti-anxiety meds if you do!!!)

Chet and Laura said...

Ick. Reason #54 I don't want to live there.

able mabel said...

Chicken Laura!

jen said...

I thought I was the only Nervous Nellie...