Monday, August 8, 2011

Philip Gulley writes in Home to Harmony:

"Thus are the changes wrought in a man's life - that courage is treasured more than comfort and, in that choice, victory is gained."



The first time hubby asked me to drive his Vespa, he took me to a roundabout and nearly got us both killed. I wouldn't take to the driver's seat for years after that.

But I've been bothered by the fact that I didn't get back on the proverbial horse...and yesterday was my day to do it.



This is my first official Vespa lesson - in a parking lot this time - and after thirty minutes of training, I was already speeding up to 40 km/hr and stopping short, zig-zagging around apples he'd strategically placed in the street. My ultimate goal is to fly around town in a little summer skirt and sandals ... dreaming of Rome and other "exotic" cities that speak to a Vespa-paradise. (Let me have my fantasy, people!).

Courage, did you say? I'll post again the day I get my license!

13 comments:

Ola said...

My husband wants us to learn it but I am soooo scared, to be honest, I am a poor driver!
You are a brave girl!

Joe said...

The parking lot was probably as little better to practice in than a roundabout. Heck, I have trouble driving my truck through roundabouts ;).

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, look at that smile! Proud of you for achieving what must have seemed a big hill to climb. Way to go!

TexWisGirl said...

you are one cute vespa-chick! way to go, allison!

Changes in the wind said...

You can do it!!!!and in style:)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

You have that sense of freedom riding it.
Have a great afternoon Allison.
Costas

Meg said...

Hehe! Good for you for trying again!

Out on the prairie said...

I like the freedom riding a motorcycle. I ride almost year round.

Pam said...

Congrats, my friend.. your courage over came your fears. Well done, you look mighty proud as you should be. Enjoy your Rome fantasy.. your entitled.

xo
Pam

Linda said...

Yahoo!!! Cheers to you! Now you must see the movie Larry Crowne and form your own gang...I'm not kidding Alli! You look awesome.

Country Mouse Studio said...

good for you, you're braver than I am.

Southern Lady said...

Good for you! :) Carla

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE it!!!!!
I am still dreaming of the day I get my bike license. Although, your "bike" looks far more romantic for dreaming of Italy.....