Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Drive

There have been a few dirt roads that I drive past all the time that I wanted to check out. Finally having some time we took a little family Sunday drive to find out where they go.

I love badgers. When I saw that crazy little guy waddling across the road I nearly drove in to a ditch. I started firing off pictures and spinning the tires which was a bad idea cause they are well worn but it was a BADGER and I couldn't contain myself. Anyway, I think when I did that I punctured both my back tires. Luckily we got back to pavement before too long and I changed one while Sarah plugged the other with her thumb to keep as much air in the sucker as possible until we made it back to town. Somehow it struck us as funny and not sad. I think cause I am pretty accustomed to flats. I get about 1 a month it seems, plus all my tires have been punctured (I think this was puncture number 7 for rear lefty) and worn to the point that I was planning on buying new tires before winter anyway. Which in Evanston means within the next 6 weeks. It was well worth the effort though. I had no idea any of that stuff was out there and now I know where the road goes so when I get in a car chase with Boss Hogg and Roscoe me Bo and Luke can lose him and meet up with Uncle Jesse and Cooter at the badger hole.

6 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow Sarah...plugging up holes in tires? You are one talented wife! ;)

Brady and Taryn said...

Heck ya! I love a sunday drive, especially when theres a flat or two, wildlife that could gnaw your leg off, and the possibility of a high speed back road police chase(sara, did I see you wearing daisy dukes, or was that jack?;)

Amy said...

Badgers? Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Whoa!! That's some bad luck with the tires!! Love the pictures. Looks like you guys got a great camera! That little guy in the back seat's cute too ;)

Anonymous said...

I love Sunday drives - it's been a long time since we've done it! I could do without the flat tire (good thing Eric is such a pro, and yet sad to think he is on the road so much and has to do it so often) - but seeing the badger was worth it - totally cool (from a distance)!
~mom

Becky said...

Dad used to take us for those kind of drives all the time! We would go to the old houses and look for old medicine bottles, coins, or anything else we could find. I'm glad that the old coke oven are still there. We used to roam those areas looking for arrow heads too. Fun time! Going on a road in the middle of no where and not sure where you will wind up! I'm glad that you are enjoying the wide open spaces!! And badgers are interesting! We had one on Main St once right by our house!