09 February 2015

Moose Run Amateur Race (& Novice Camping)

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Thumbs up to Weekend Warrioring!


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Like daddy like daughter.


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Be still my heart! My handsome boy with his big cousin.



Great shot of Christina and the sun.


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Uncle Ben and the girls.



Faith taking in the open desert. Which is surprisingly green!


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Plenty of big rocks for the girls to climb.


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Our home away from home.


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Yeah, it’s THAT serious, folks. :)


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Bernard, an old childhood friend came out for a ride. These guys haven’t ridden together in nearly 40 years!


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Refueling his other baby, his KTM.


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Faith is a great driver and she loves exploring the open terrain.


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Ben teaching Lucy the ropes on their new quad.


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Grace is ready to follow daddy on some trails.


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There’s always time for cuddles!


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The girls enjoying spending time in Christina’s loft.


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Watching the movie, Frozen. (I know… you can hardly call it camping!)


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Good morning, my happy boy with cold, rosy cheeks!


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Ready for some riding again.


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This crew… Our very own Power Rangers!


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The Gough girls… tearing up some desert dirt.


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Zach representing with his KTM orange on race day.


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Tailgating/Pit Crew.


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Waiting for the race to start.


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Christina and her KTM nails. Love it!


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Happily blowing raspberries.


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Waiting for Uncle Ben to make his pit stop.


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Everyone had a job to do when Ben came into the pit. Christina wiped his goggles and had his Goo ready//Lucy fed him gatorade//Morgan refueled and gave a pep talk//Faith took these pictures on the camera//Grace held the baby//And I took video… That’s what you call TEAMWORK!!


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A minute later and he was off again!


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Faith goes for speed.


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Giving me a ride.


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Uncle Ben finishes the race after more than 2.5 hours of riding.


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Whew, what a relief he made it! 


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Exhausted but safe. Way to go, Ben!!


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Thank you, Lord for another successful weekend of racing and camping.

We drove out to Spangler (near Ridgecrest) and met up with Ben and his family for a quick weekend trip to watch Ben race in his first Desert Scramble. Since he’s won so many races to date, he’s now considered an “Amateur.”

Nice job, Ben. :)

On the other hand, Morgan and I are really novices when it comes to camping in our trailer. The last time we used it, it was in the summer when we were visiting Zach in San Francisco. There’s lots of things to remember about packing the trailer. Especially when you’ve got a baby and all that other fun gear! About 2 hours into our drive, we realized we had forgotten our sleeping bags and blankets!!

Not a big deal, right? Except it’s forecasted to be in the mid 40’s at night! (That’s chilly for us desert rats). :)  

Thankfully, there was a Wal-Mart 15 miles away from camp in Ridgecrest. Good ole Wal-Mart… We picked up a few other things we forgot!

Hopefully, by this summer, we’ll have more of a system down with the trailer.

Until then, we look forward to more weekends “practicing” and spending time playing in the dirt with our family!

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