|This picture has nothing to do with today's adventure, other than I took it in Arizona...|
The first of many blog-worthy adventures I had in Arizona was four-wheeling with my step-dad. *Brief time-out to address this verbiage: I'm not really sure what to call my mom's husband. Saying "my mom's husband" is cumbersome and it implies a sense of cold ambivalence that I do not feel. But step-dad is also awkward because they were married just last year, when I was well into adulthood. He did not participate in my upbringing, and so I don't feel like he's really earned the "dad" part of that title. I do not have this issue with my step-mom, who's been around since I was young and has invested a lot of "mothering" in me. Any other grown step-children have advice?*
|Somewhere between Phoenix and Prescott. I can't tell you exactly |
where because we were off the map!
Anyway, he is quite the quad enthusiast and I was super excited to explore Northern Arizona with him! I was particularly pleased that he chose to ride in an area called "Breezy Pines," because it sounded especially whimsical!
I made the womanly choice to wear SPF 45 sunscreen, forgoing a lovely, golden tan because the Skin Cancer Foundation told me to, we gassed up the quads and headed for the high country!
|Me, thinking I looked like a professional on the ride.|
|Pretty much the dirtiest I've ever been in my life!|