Winter in Chicago...and my scary ATV experience :)
Its getting cold in Chicago already. Fall is my favorite season, and I prefer a nice sunny day, about hmmm 70 degrees. Not going from 80 one day, dropping to 50 the next. But thats this city for ya! It could snow tomorrow! eek... and while Fall is my favorite season, but it also means Winter is coming... and the windchill means its bone chillin' cold here.
So I started thinking about warm places, and our trip to Mexico last year...ah, wish I could be there now. Fresh guacamole, beautiful beaches, a trip to the tequila factory... good times. Which for some reason, led me to think of the one thing that was not so great on the trip. My ATV experience. I've seriously never been so terrified in my life. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I'm a terrible driver. There, I said it, I drive like an idiot, and scare myself sometimes. I'm getting better though :) So, the thought of me driving one of these would frighten many. Many. Did I say many?
Anyhoo, we decided to go on an "ATV adventure" in Baja California, in our stop in Cabo San Lucas.
Let me tell you... I've been skydiving, and would rather be 15K feet off the ground then be 5 feet from the ground on an ATV again. I felt moments of sheer TERROR on this thing... it tossing me off down a hill and running me over, my neck breaking, blah blah. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been the only one to never have rode one, and the instructor demanding everyone keep up and go over 45mph. And the terrain....omg, it was crazy. I would've been fine if it was flat, or even normal hills. Insanity!
I don't have a lot of pics, but this is just an example of a "little" hill. Imagine going down it at 40mph (with no seatbelt in this thing), and what the other BIG hills were like LOL! My first instinct was to break or slow down over big bumps and hills, but I was told to speed up so I could glide over them. I understand the concept, but it was going against my instincts. So I would slow down and almost tip over.
I finally gave up on my ATV, after seeing my life flash before my eyes, and rode the rest of the way on the instructors. I was able to relax at this point and really enjoyed it. I mean, just look at the scenery! It was AMAZING!!!
An animal loving, diet coke addicted artist who loves to laugh! I have always enjoyed creating. Working with beads inspires me. I handcraft pieces like they were for me, as wearable art. This is a place for me to show my new items, showcase other crafters and share my thoughts.