Shannon Stacey

Off into the shaky sunset

When we bought SK a new ATV, one of the more important features on our checklist was headlights. (Well, technically they’re called daytime running lights so as not to encourage the little ones to run amok in the dark.) Now that he has the lights, we were able to trek into town for supper, knowing that toward the end of the ride it wouldn’t be full dark, but getting dark enough to be a little exciting if you’re nine.

As a side note, I find riding in full darkness creepy. When you’re out in the woods in the middle of nowhere and everything is pitch black except where your headlights shine and your brain is wired for coughing up out-there scenarios*, it’s pretty damn creepy. And since I always forget to clean the dried mud off my headlights, the circle of light is very, very small.

But, we did get to ride with a beautiful sunset happening in front of us.

I tried to get a picture of my guys riding off into the sunset, but by the time I got my camera free of its case, I’d fallen behind. So then I had to get on the throttle to catch up so I was doing twenty on a dirt trail, driving one-handed, in bad lighting, so…

Yeah, you might not want to look at that picture too long.

Even though we were out at dusk, riding past swampy areas and berry batches, we saw neither moose nor bear. We did, over the course of the weekend, find frogs, butterflies and SK’s first snake, though. I’ll save those pictures for another day.

Now I’m off to catch up on all the fun RWA news I missed out on while spending my weekend in a technological dead zone!

(* That links back to one of my very favorite blog posts.)

One comment to “Off into the shaky sunset”

  1. Annmarie
      · August 2nd, 2010 at 12:49 pm · Link

    One of MY favorite posts too!

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