Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What I Did On My Winter Vacation

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I rode in this contraption.

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Actually, I paid money to ride in this contraption.

Apparently this is called a sandrail, and its purpose is to drive at alarmingly fast speeds over the highest sand dunes that the Oregon coast has to offer.

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I can tell you that Oregon has some pretty serious sand dunes. 

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And I can tell you that a good portion of that sand ended up plastered to the side of my face while I was seated in the right rear seat of the sandrail, which incidentally was driven by a man who spent a great deal of time explaining to his prospective passengers the proper procedures for vomiting during the half hour sandrail ride for which we had just signed up.

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Happily, there was no vomiting on our particular excursion.

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In fact, I can actually say that I have had more challenging rides as a passenger on an ATV driven by my husband. But that's another story.

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The ride was fun, but the scenery was breathtaking. I had no idea that evergreens and beaches could coincide.

5 comments:

jane said...

Fun and scary at the same time! A half hour is quite the long ride!
Beautiful pix, as always...

Susan Rose said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip. And I'm sure the sand-duning was something the guys lined up, probably way in advance. I hope you have more photos of your fun.

oceans5 said...

That looks like SO much fun. Wonderful photos.:)

Heather said...

Wow what fun that looks like! And what a beautiful country Oregon looks like. I've lived in the same county here in ND all my life(6th generation) and only left here once for a two week honeymoon and let me say this is not a bad thing!

Plowing and Sowing said...

Now that looks like fun...I haven't let Will see the pictures yet, he will want to go ride "right now"! Cool.

 
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