Wednesday, December 12, 2012

boys day out.

From day one, Byron and Jim (aka Dad, King...) got along like a house on fire. When Byron was in Florida for our wedding back in 2010, everything was about Jim. If Jim was going to the store, then Byron wanted to go too. If Jim was playing with the boats, then Byron wanted to play with the boats too. When Jim went to work, Byron even asked to go along too! Jim this... Jim that... They just had a great time together and we were all thankful that their friendship happened so naturally.

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Since it had been a few years since Byron and Jim had spent any time together, we wanted to make sure they had a day away from the house (and the baby) to do some grownup boy things.

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And as all holidays do, Dad's week here in Brisbane flew by and before we knew it, it was his last day! In order to get in some real man time and another new adventure for Dad, the Max and Byron decided to take him out 4-wheel driving with a few of Byron's mates.

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So at 9am on Saturday morning the house filled with boys talking about cars and wheels and engines... and other random things I am not really sure about.

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After some bacon and eggs (real man food!) the boys took off for the day to show Dad a bit more of what they like to do.

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Byron got to show Jim some of his 4-wheel driving skills...

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and Dad got to see a bit more of the beautiful Brisbane landscape.

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You see, a lot of the these outings are about driving around until you find the biggest hill, deepest mud hole, craziest ditch... (you get the idea) and watch people try to navigate their way through. So fun (right???).

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Everyone watches as each 4-wheel drive has a go at accomplishing what looks like the unaccomplishable. And sure, sometimes people get stuck and need to be towed out or have to swallow their pride and turn around, but that is the fun of the whole adventure (or so I am told).

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Really, it is a lot of standing around and watching while other people drive over and through things that you would have never thought were possible.

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I guess I can see the fun in that... but I usually go along for the views :) I mean, you have to admit that this is pretty spectacular even if dirt and cars aren't really your thing.

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Oh yeah- and sometimes wheels just fall off cars??

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And after a full day of mud and dirt and driving and watching driving, they returned home with these pictures and lots of stories.

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And while I think Dad thought he knew what he was getting himself into before the day began... he had a great time with the boys, experiencing totally new and different things all while spending time with Max and Byron.

What more could a girl ask for?!?

(All of these photos were taken by my Dad... which is sadly why he is not actually in any of them. But I promise, he was there too!!)

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering who took the pics. He's a great photographer...and the steering wheel is on the opposite side?? How did I not know this?1


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