Durhamtown

A few weekends ago we went back to Durhamtown with Brad’s brother and his family. The first time we went was back in the spring…I’m fairly certain we’ll make this a bi-annual trip. It’s so much fun being in the woods, hanging out with family and having no schedule.

We spent a LOT of time at the pee wee track with David and took a bunch of rides on the other trails. Unfortunately, I got us deep into a trail with me on my dirt bike and Brad following with David in the cart that way WAY too muddy for a dirt bike. It was challenging and the place of my first crash (directly into a pine tree)…but our friend, Joe, said I handled the mud well since it was my very first time really riding my bike. 🙂 I was pretty sore for a week after we got back from that ride alone.

Leslee, Heather and I went for a guided night ride. It was great – we went on trails that are typically closed to the public….there were lots of hill climbs and freaky/scary places to some of these trails. It was my first time really riding the 4-wheeler and with the exception of it stalling the entire way down a VERY steep hill – it was great. It’s definitely on the schedule for our trip to DT in the spring.

David had a little crash too. His training wheel got caught in a whole and it kind of flipped his dirt bike over. He cried for a few minutes but got back on and rode it out of the woods. He’s a little trooper and knows he was safe because he had on all of his safety gear.

Pa wasn’t able to go with us on this trip – he had a wreck on his street bike the week before and he thought he broke a rib….riding in the woods with a broken rib is no fun….so he stayed home. Hopefully in the spring he can join us again.

Below are just a ton of pictures from the trip with some explanation of them.

David on the pee wee track – he was catching some air –
This was the next day after it had rained for about 8 hours. He loved the mud –
Savannah, me and Leslee after our girls only ride –
Typical –
Brad –
This is me on my first mx track –
David watching Brad come down from Monster Mountain –
Playing with trucks. This is what he did if he wasn’t on the dirt bike, in the cart or playing with Z. (his new friend) –
Our cabin the quadplex…we were on the left side, R&L on the right and two other friends families were on the backside of this cabin –
David and his buddy Z. They were playing Monster Jam with their bicycles –
The mud ride (Brad and I took a nap while these crazy folks went out in the rain for a ride) –
Girls ride only (plus Joe). Check out Denise’s hot pink cart – LOVE IT –
Radar…the newest member of the family. He hung out on the porch most of the time…he was a great dog this weekend…everyone fell in love with him –
Rich on the big mx track – Brad on the mx track –Leslee on the mx track –
Rich and Brad –
Cleaning up. David cleaned his own bike and did a pretty good job at it –We had a GREAT time and can’t wait to go back.

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Pictures from Durhamtown

Here are a few pictures of our trip to Durhamtown, as promised.

Brad had so much fun in a nasty mud puddle, he only stopped riding this time because he couldn’t see (check out his goggles)….David and I were in the other kart at the time, but I so badly wanted to go play too! Maybe next time:
R & L rode their dirt bikes most of the weekend, here is a picture of R and just below is a picture of his daughter and our niece, S. She is so cute out there riding on her dirt bike. She got braver and braver each day.
In this picture David is watching S, R and L ride around the Pee-Wee track. R & L rode on the big track too, but had a lot of fun on the Pee-Wee track with S too. David is a bit dirty in this picture and I thought about trying to Photoshop it but realized that would take away from the reality of just how dirty we all got!