Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting down and dirty...

Micko's surprise? 

Quad biking through the bush!


We had to leave our place at 7am (I'm soooo not a morning person - another reason we have gone down the tack of kids... I. NEED. SLEEP!).  We drove for about an hour and a half, through the hinterland behind Coffs Harbour (where Russell Crowe'slive - Glenreagh) and came to this petrol station, hang a right and I notice a sign that says 'QUADMANIA'. 

'Micko?  Are we going Quadbiking?  Are we going Quadbiking? Are we going Quadbiking?'

'Yes, Karls.  We are going Quadbiking.'


There were 2 Quads, I immediately pick out the one called 'Bilbo' (can you believe they named a Quad after my dog?) .  I can't explain how much fun we had!  Although we were both a little more conservative than if it were 5 years ago.  The tour guide, Leonie, kept refering to it as 'self preservation'.  It was a little strange for me.  I'm quite used to doing these things on water - I love to jetski, parasail, kayak, white water raft,waterski, dive, snorkel... but I'm not so used to doing them on land.  Something weird about falling off on solid ground rather than the ocean or river.

So here is our early morning Saturday surprise outing... in pictures!

Felt like we were tearing through the bush... in reality, we were probably worse than Sunday drivers through the ranges! 

Forcing my way through the super stinky mud (which coated me - hence the high fashion outfit)

A woman in control... know that!

Yeehaw!  What goes up...

Micko taking on the speed bump.

Air bitches!  Yeeeeewwwwwwww!
'Karls, you are so hardcore and my hero'... Say it! 
Say it like you mean it!

Thumbs up!
And speaking of thumbs....

The injury!
Every good adventure, ends with a little bit of pain.
I suffer from what they call 'death grip'.  I always have... My left hand is accustomed to these nasty blisters.  Whether riding my bike, waterskiiing, jetskiing, or even just driving my car... for some reason my left hand like to hold on for dear life.  Squeezing the fuck out of anything within its grasp.  Nasty!

Micko had organised another surprise... Jetskiing - just me, the jetski and the ocean.  I. LOVE. JETSKIING!  Unfort, the wind was too strong so we couldn't head out.  Instead, Micko drove me around and showed me all the cool beaches and spots he's discovered over the last few months.  I'll blog on those tomorrow... right now, the beach is screaming my name!

Micko is a GOD!  Know that!

Karls out!

Oh and don't forget... Australia Day is coming up.  Ask what you want to know and thou shalt receive.


Kellyansapansa said...

It looks like you had a fabulous day - I wish I was that adventurous!

The Boob Nazi said...

Looks awesome.

P said...

I tried quad biking once or twice as a teeenager and it terrfied me. I don't think I'd ever do it again!

Jenni said...

Fun! You have no idea how jealous I am.

MODG said...

Um this is crazy? Where do you live...australia prob? Canada?

Cathy said...

That's a great surprise!

I have the death grip too. Always get blisters on my thumb.

Kristin said...

Owwww, but it was blister worthy right? The hubs and I need to do more fun stuff outside!

Tracie said...

People around here ride quads all the time. (They call them 4 wheelers.) I've never been. It looks like fun!

bananas. said...

i see now why your weekend was so rad ;)

good job micko. looks like you guys had a fun good time.

WhisperingWriter said...

That looks like fun but OUCH about the injury.

Alicia said...

SOOOOO fun!! i love quads!! it looks like you guys had a blast! and brownie points to micko, good surprise!!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Dang girl, you dont mess around! Love it.

P.S Thank you for donating to Love Harder, and letting me know it wasn't're amazing.

HeatherLynn said...

Oh, OUCH! look at that blister! I like things like that....I'm one of those crazy people who loves sex injuries....and bruises....obtained while having a blast, because every time you feel the pain, you remember the pleasure you had getting it.

yes, call me creepy, but injuries sustained while being blissful, are my favorite kind of pain! :)

that looks like so much fun! And it's sunny, oh, i'm so jealous of you and your sun!

send some over here already! and a quad too! I could seriously have some fun with that! :)


foxy said...

How enormously fun! I love getting down and dirty ;)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Oh, that looks fun!

Amy said...

Karls, you are so hardcore and my hero!!!

Seriously, that's badass! Bummer you couldn't jetski though.

Micko is such a cutie!

Ok, what is Australia day? A day in which all things Aussie are celebrated?? Am I right? am I?


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