Monthly Archives: August 2008

4 Wheeling

Yesterday as we were headed back north we were talking about a different way we might go. We talked about going over the Mackinaw Bridge. We talked about taking the Badge Ferry across Lake Michigan. A year ago we had talked about going up toward Ludington, MI and 4 wheeling on the sand dunes. That was it. The plan, do some dune gliding for a few days and take the ferry across the lake. So anyway we got all the stuff, flag with 10 foot pole, park pass, ORV (off road vehicle) pass and headed for the dunes.

Really cool and fun. It took us about 3 tries to get up the steep hill and get stuck. Within about 5 minutes a guy with his wife and baby stopped next to us. The first thing he asked was what city we were from. “City” being the key word. He gave some needed advice about not running more than 12 PSI in the tires and don’t stop till you crest the hill. Then he asked if we had a tow strap, but stopped himself and said “rookies of course not”. Then he quit poking fun at our situation and pulled us a few feet back down the hill. He was really a nice guy.

continually amazed at how Small a World we live in

This morning we were eating breakfast at Waffle House in Brevard NC while reading our friends Blog on our iphones, they are in China now getting their new adopted daughter. Than this afternoon we took a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at the trail head for Mt Pisgah, the highest point in NC. There was a group of about 10, 12 year old boys standing around with packs and mats and a few adults. We asked them if they were starting or ending. They were waiting to start. They said that they were at wilderness camp and this was one of their outings. Eight weeks, one of camping one back in cabins at the base. They were from all over, Baltimore, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas and one from Mexico.

Mexico? Where?


Really? I’ve been there.

Yea, you know Primas?

Yea, the place upstairs, Italian.

My dad owns it. He’s American my mom it Mexican. I love it there, I miss home a lot. For the past 5 years my parents have sent me to some camp in the US for 8 weeks in the summer.

Well, next time we’re there we’ll look you up.

That would be great, see ya, we’re headed to the top of the mountain now.