10 March 2014

Johnson Valley Race Weekend

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Daddy’s bike.


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The girls were happy to climb and explore.


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There they are.


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Uncle Ben brought his trailer (aka: home base for the next two nights).


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By the next morning, there were hundreds of people camped all over the desert valley for the race but for now, we had a private oasis.


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Beautiful desert scenery.


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The girls were quite comfy in their bunks.


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Another gorgeous sunset.


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Playing Pass the Ace.


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Race Day!!


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Our friends, the Blodgett’s arrive with their toys!


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The kids had a blast riding their Go-Kart.


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Ben & Morgan, ready to race.


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Their brotherly love and bond runs deep. Good luck, guys!


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We were perched on a large rock, eager for the race to start. See all the racers lined up in the middle?


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Next, we heard the engines and saw the dust clouds forming.


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Here they come, down the bomb (the middle)!!


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Within seconds, we saw Morgan leading the pack (far left). At this point, we were so excited and screaming. As you can see, functioning the camera became difficult. :)

Thankfully, the Blodgett’s we were able to get some video!  


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There’s Uncle Ben!


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After about 40 miles, the race was complete! Morgan placed 1st and Ben placed 2nd in their class!! Well done, guys!!


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Of course, I didn’t care what place they took. I was just thankful to the Lord for protecting them!


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Ok, now I can relax and play, too. Learning the ATV ropes.


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It’s sort of like riding a jet ski, on dirt. Fun!!


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Faith in the driver’s seat… Watch out!!


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I haven’t written much about Morgan’s hobby here on the blog but this weekend, the girls and I were able to join him, as he and his brother competed in their first race (in over 35 years). They grew up riding and racing dirt bikes in the CA desert but it’s been a LONG while since they went full throttle!  

Over the last year or so, they’ve gotten back into it and it’s been fun to see their boyish enthusiasm grow with each new ride. However, competing at their age wasn’t something I was anticipating. Now I know what their mother must have felt like every time they went out riding as kids! Ha!

Off road vehicles and weekend warrioring is a whole new world for this city/beach girl.

And something tells me, this is only the beginning. :)

Praise the Lord for keeping them safe and congrats to our men!     

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Daddy in action! 

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