The 2nd day trip
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Yesterday I took the boys out to Superstion again. This was the first time I have used the Jimmy to tow our trailer. It is amazing how a veh 8 yrs newer and having 2 extra cylinders makes a difference. It was a much more comfortible ride, and I was able to go 60 mph all the way. (As apposed to 35-40 up the grades). With more room inside, and a more comfortible ride, the boys were able to take naps on the 2 hour ride out and back. Must be nice!!!
This time we met our friends at the 4.5 mile marker out at Superstition. I liked this spot a lot better than the last time. We were with in walking distance of the "Ice Cream Man" and the kids made several trips, both on foot and riding some of the toys. I am told that Brian did a pretty good impression of a Hollywood stunt by coming in fast, doing a sliding turn, and parked it perfect.
We were also close to "Jarhead Hill". This was part of a movie set that was in the movie Jarhead. The kids like to play there. It was close enough that we could let them go by themselves. Brian rode the go cart over once in the morning, and then later in the afternoon. (More on that trip in a bit).
Both of the boys started learning to ride the 100cc motorcycle that I bought last spring. Both were a little hesitant at first. But, once they were on the thing, moving and shifting gears, the apprehention dried up, and they had a blast. Most of the riding was simply riding around the campsite, getting used to being on the bike.
As it started getting dark, I loaded up our broken and well used toys, and other assorted stuff. The others set up the bonfire for the evenings entertainment. As is a sometimes tradition (much loved by the kids...oh alright and the dads too), the wood for the bonfire as prepared and then a 15 foot trail of gasoline was laid to the fire. It was lit and made a pretty cool site as it rushed to the bonfire and lite it.
All in all, it was a good trip. We had lots of fun. The only down side, is now both boys know they can ride the motorcycle. So unless I get a couple more motorcycles (already in the planning stages) I will not get to ride. So I guess the plan now is to get the go cart fixed, sell it, and get a couple more motorcycles.
I hope everybody had a fun Thanksgiving Weekend.