With my dad's recent motorcycle purchase, I've realized that one of my "goals" in life can finally be accomplished! Originally, my goal was to go on a motorcycle ride before I finished college. Believe it or not, I didn't know anyone in college that owned one, and when a friend finally did show up with a borrowed one, I had a friend visiting from out-of-town that I thought it would be rude to leave. That and the fact that it was borrowed - he didn't ride it regularly - made me say no to the offer. Good thing: he took another friend out and they ran out of gas and didn't return for about 3 hours.
Anyway - Last night after dinner at my parents I got a ride around the area. After finding which helmet fit me (apparently my brain isn't large enough to warrant an X-Large size helmet) we were ready to go. Mom, Tracy & Mike were all giving me instructions on what to hold on to and as we are pulling out of the driveway I heard my mom yell, "Just relax!" Apparently I'd been sitting stiff as a board.
But, it was easy enough to relax as we got going. Very fun! Dad did great - took me on a few side streets and stopped to make sure I was okay. I was great! It was so fun! Then we went on a few bigger roads. Basically we rode around for about 20-25 minutes. How fun to just sit on the back and get to look around!
When we got back the first thing Mike said is, "Well - you look a lot more relaxed than when you left." Grandpa parked the bike and Maddie & Jake hopped on to pretend they were driving. They begged for rides and we assured them they could have them - when they turned 16 and were much taller.
So,though my "bucket list" isn't officially written down - there's one thing I can finally check off! Thanks, dad!