Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I DID IT!

I drove. After over one year of not getting behind the wheel, white knuckles and many prayers later, I did it. Remember my previous mentions of being too terrified to drive here?  Well, about 2 hours into our trip, Jon’s sprained back flared up to a point where it was the safest option that I drive.

With lots of prayer and with Jon as my very patient coach, 7 hours later, we arrived, safe and sound. 

There was that one episode in the gorge, where the buckled asphalt had a sharp incline and I stalled…and then probably tried about 15 times to get off the hill, but we won’t talk about that moment. :)

Jon said this is the best spot to learn to drive stick, because after a road like this, anything else will feel like a joy ride.

The scenery didn’t disappoint.

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Rainy season brings this incredible lushness...

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Along with some really difficult terrain.

Now, if I can just pass my driver’s test (and remember to shift even when Jon doesn’t tell me) a whole new world is open to me. ;)

 

5 comments:

emilykate said...

Oh wow...I can only imagine how tense your body was! Nice work!

Shari Fiechter said...

Yay! Ephesians 3:20-21

Anonymous said...

The clutch business. Don't be afraid God is with you!

Sarah said...

Woo hoo great job!!

Mindy said...

WAY TO GO!!!!