Thelma and Louise

The late afternoon saw the house empty, the girls bored, hungry AND tired and me feeling a little tetchy. So like we always do round here, we got in the truck and went for a drive.

Instantly I felt better. Well I got behind the wheel of a Ute firstly and that always makes a gal feel a little tougher. More like they can kick the witching hours goodbye. The afternoon was picture perfect. Late sun still warm, no breeze, the colours extra bright, the air getting crisp and cooler by the minute.

Harper was taken with the truck. I got out to open a gate (as soon as the kids get old enough that’s second on the list on shit that needs to be learnt after explaining how to unpack the dishwasher first) and she climbed over to have a go. She needs to get rid of those pink socks if she is ever going to be taken seriously. I mean really.

Daisy decided she was old enough to ride solo in the back. And I think she’s right, she just about is.

And when we were driving the girls faces said it all. This. Is. Bloody. Brilliant.

And it was.

Comments

  1. I spent many of my childhood in the back of the ute or opening the fence..also running from the cows I the paddock. It’s a great life and the girls will be doing it before you know it and then asking for their own quads and if they can drove the ute.

  2. I spent many of my childhood in the back of the ute or opening the fence..also running from the cows I the paddock. It’s a great life and the girls will be doing it before you know it and then asking for their own quads and if they can drove the ute.

  3. Love these photos! It’s amazing what a bit of country air can do for everyone.

  4. Love that last shot.

  5. Makes me think of my own childhood, enjoying much of the same – God bless that good ol country air and its magic ability to evaporate the witching hour…

  6. You’ve brought back so many memories of sitting on my Dad’s lap driving the ute around my Grandparents property. I felt so important sitting behind the wheel, just as i’m sure Harper did. Lovely.

  7. niiiiiice UTE! yeah baby!

  8. Why is it that the free stuff is the best?

    I love taking my lads for drives. And then we do a big run around. Fantastic for the testosterone. And for me too.

    (Thanks for putting my blog on the side board. You know you’re one of my favourite blogs!!!) xx

  9. I’ve said it before. What an excellent childhood you’re giving your kids. It’s these type of activities that free the soul. Beautiful images.

  10. I want a farm!!!!

    Your tweet about Harper yesterday had me in tears of laughter!! Tongue flapping out her mouth, bwahahahah

    Enjoy xx

  11. Beautiful photos!

  12. I so glad I read this post before reading the ‘big drive’ post because now I know that the mind-fuck of the journey was totally worth it! x

  13. Loving the last pic of you – go girls, nothing like a ride in a ute with some country air. :)

  14. I always loved sitting in the back of the ute.

  15. Ah, fab shots of you hoons! That does sound like the perfect arvo pick-me-up. Great to see you having a chance to unwind lady xo

  16. Bet you didn’t do that with a spare afternoon in the big smoke!
    Just fantastic.
    :-)

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