My First-Time Off-Road Adventure


Faithful Homesteader 

It has been a year of new adventures for me. I did a rock climbing wall for my birthday even though I had a bit of fear associated with it. I also took a kayaking class although I have a definite fear of water. My husband has wanted me to go off-roading with him for quite a long time and we finally did it. In the days before we were married, off-roading was a major part of his life. It is for sure an activity way out of my comfort zone.


For his birthday last year I bought him an off-road sticker, but because of various circumstances we never made it out to the off-road park. This year he was determined to go, so I went and bought a new sticker. It was not something that I was excited about doing, but I wanted to go for his sake. He felt that I owed him since he had taken me dancing a few times and he says he would rather have dental work than go dancing.

I tend to get car sick and my husband’s truck does not have air conditioning, so those two things alone made me wary about going. My husband has an old Toyota 4x4 truck that he has wanted to test off road for a long time. I decided to just try to take everything in stride. I am trying to be more adventurous. I am often looking for new things to try and this definitely fit into that category.

My husband wanted to let off some steam and I wanted to be supportive of that. He was convinced that I would hate everything about it, but still wanted me to come. Since we were on our own and it was the first chance to test out some things with his truck, we stayed on the less difficult courses. We drove through the mud and got the truck sufficiently dirty to make him happy. For me, I don’t really like to have a dirty truck so I did not see the appeal. We did a lot of driving up and down steep rocky hills. There was definitely some rough spots along the way. I was a little nervous, but remained calm.

1/3/2018 9:26:09 PM

Always good to hear from you. Thanks for reading NebraskaDave. I do wish my husband loved to dance. Have a great day.

12/16/2017 7:04:23 AM

Faithful Homesteader, ah, true love. When a spouse will do something just to share the experience with the other, is a sure sign of true love. Your husband's comment about dancing was classic. I'm kind of in that category as well but my wife liked it as well and a few times we staggered around the dance floor. It wasn't pretty but she seemed to like it. When a couple care about each other, they are willing to do things they wouldn't normally do just because they know the other likes it. And, yeah, well, there is the adventure of it. May you both share many more adventures together in the future. I hope to hear about them in a post. ***** Have a great adventurous day. ***** Nebraska Dave

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