Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Big Buck

What the heck is a Big Buck if not a very large male deer? Last weekend...Dear Husband and I packed up the motor home and parked in a HUGE field with 100's + other motor homes near woods that were often used for deer hunting. Traces of the old deer stands still remain. It is predominately used for ATV and motor cycle races through the hills, dales and streams. I was very apprehensive about "sleeping" or more to the point not sleeping in the camper in the middle of this huge field given my propensity for insomnia...not to worry, I slept like a hibernating bear! Maybe it was the cave like "bedroom" I woke to the sound of revving engines and soon two little grandchildren arrived with their parents in tow. My son-in-laws were racing their "four wheelers" that day.
Danny meditating before the race...he won FIRST PLACE in his division...Way to Go Danny!!!


Getting ready to hike to the starting line. We are so cute early in the mornings!


Anna and Hunter on the "Ruckus" loading up to ride with Buddy, Buddy to the starting line. Waiting for the race to start!!! Go Daddy Go!

And they are OFF!!!


The first group to go resulted in a huge tumble of ATVs and riders all over the bottom of the hill. End over end, racers and riders...no one was hurt...picked up, dusted off and continued on their way. My heart took a few more minutes to start back up. Dear Husband and I hiked miles deep into the woods and down the steepest hills to the "water crossing" Riders are not allowed to jump the crossing...they must ride through the mud. They pretty much look like fudgscicles when they are finished riding.

More Cow Bell please!!!! Kevin had a frustrating start as the ATV in front of him stalled out...he finished with an excellent time...only four minutes behind Danny. Everyone had a great time.

Relaxing after the first laps of the race...the camper was parked pitside and we waited until the "boys" came by the pit to get gas, fresh water and goggles. Anna decided that I would make a great cookie holder and she placed her cookie on the nearest "shelf" she could find! A good time was had by all!!!

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Great pics Mom!

Hayden Tompkins said...

You look SO HAPPY!! And it looks like a lot of fun.

thedailydish said...

WOW - You guys have the BEST adventures! Okay. First pic - he looks like a futuristic superhero in that get-up. NOTE TO SELF: Perhaps John should take up ATV riding b/c I would like to see him wearing that costume. Second. You ladies look GORGEOUS first thing in the morn! MAN I would be bleary-eyed, still bedecked in mismatched pajamas. And THIRD, cookie man looks like he barely made it away! Love the head sampling. xoxo

scchesleys said...

Looks like y'all had a great time. Family, mud and crashes. Can't get any better.

marlajayne said...

These are great pictures, all of them. I must admit, however, that I'm partially to the early morning one of you, Michelle, and Heather...oh, and the one of your grans on the "ruckus." At least I think that's what you called it.

marlajayne said...

Make that "partial to."

Connie said...

I may have to do a Big Buck Part Two post...Michelle has some great pictures.
We had a great time! Family time is sooo wonderful!

LuLu Belle said...

Love the photo with the ringing cowbell. The start of all the action!

curlywurlygurly said...

more cowbell (and COOKIE!) please. love the pics--such an outdoorsy group, you are. i like your necklace and earrings--who doesn't love a well-accesorized woman at an atv race? :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It looks like you all had fun.