4.15.2007

New Adventure

Just back from Moab, Utah. It was a blast. I went off-roading on an ATV for the first time. It was really fun and exciting. It would have been more fun if I hadn't had trouble with my hand cramping towards the end. Because the speed control is on a lever operated solely by the right thumb, by the time we were halfway through our 6 hour excursion, my thumb was starting to hurt. The next day, my right hand was not really working very well. I think it was a combination of the physical shocks my hand was taking as I held on to the handlebars and the grip I needed to manipulate the throttle lever. I've lost a bit of strength and dexterity in the hand, but I'm sure it's temporary. My hand difficulties meant that the next day I got to just ride along, rather than drive. Interestingly, I found it almost as entertaining, since I got to sightsee a bit more. The scenery was absolutely beautiful - red rocks and greenery against the bluest sky. The fact that I was strapped into a motorized 4WD vehicle with a helmet, goggles, and a lunatic driver just made it all the more vivid.
It was a really fun road trip. The car did very well. The extra space was really nice to have. The AC didn't really work (needs to be "charged"?) and the CD player only works when the car is cold, but other than that, it was great.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

Glad you had a good time. Sounds like fun. I tried snowmobiling once and found a similar problem with the hand controls and no motor control of my own the next day.
Sorry about the car, let me know if you need any referrals.

Anne said...

I may want a referral on the AC fix. I'm looking at buying a replacement stereo on ebay. It's pretty cheap, I think.

belsum said...

Wow. You've been quite the little world traveller of late. No fair!

Laura said...

You really get out and about!! I'm so jealous!