Sunday, September 23, 2012

Have I mentioned my younger child is driving now?

After my older son had gone back to his university today, my younger son suggested he drive me over to a place they'd found while they were out walking. He thought I'd like the view and he's eager to take any opportunity to get behind the wheel.
It's probably half a mile from our house, located on a hillside.
Right now there are only a few houses so the land is still scrubby and undeveloped.  Which is how I prefer it.
He parked the car and we walked along the road for a bit. I bet the coyotes have a field day out here at night.
The Smokies are off in the distance, a shadowy backdrop to the farms here.  Appalachia has its problems, but a lack of beauty isn't one of them.

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  1. It does look beautiful. and I remember those days of offering to drive my mother anywhere - begging her to go shopping even, just so I could get behind the wheel and take off on the road.

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    1. Suddenly, he's developed an interest in going on errands!

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  2. Love the views! We actually saw a coyote on twin peaks in San Francisco during the day! :0

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    1. The ones I've seen have been at dusk, usually running in a field.

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  3. Very nice. What is the building in the third photo?

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    1. Second photo? It's a shed - I'm guessing it holds hay since it's in the same filed as the cows.

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  4. Not only do I appreciate the view, but I love that your high school-aged son appreciates it!

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  5. Wow, it's so pretty. Your boys are growing up quickly.

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    1. They sure are. On the verge of being grown and gone.

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  6. It's a fabulous view. It's funny to think that the cows don't appreciate the view at all, all they appreciate is a tasty patch of grass!

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  7. My youngest girl learned in a truck, in the boonies of MT. Backing up and negotiating around with the braille method. It's stuck with her now living in Seattle. Yeah, they do grow up, don't they? Your boys look like fine young men.

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    1. I drove a tractor first, then a truck and old Scout on the farm so I had to become fairly proficient. And thank you - I think they are pretty fine young men.

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  8. My eldest still doesn't have his. He took the written, did a bunch of driving, then let the time expire on the temp license. Since I don't really want him driving around with his friends all the time, I haven't pushed.

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    1. My younger son just has his learner's permit, so no exams yet. But he needs to be ready to have his official license by his senior year.

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  9. My youngest son is counting the months! What a very beautiful area you live in.

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    1. I couldn't wait to get my learner's permit, but both my boys had to be pushed a bit. Now they both like driving.

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  10. well now that brings on a whole new level of worry..ha...what a wonderful view as well for your walk...

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    1. Yes it does - I think it's a fairly universal parental worry when your kids start driving.

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  11. I love a vista devoid of power lines and telephone poles!!

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    1. They're there, but so far off they are hard to see.

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  12. no lack of beauty indeed. just gorgeous.

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  13. Like the scenery - funny how you want to drive just to drive and then a few years of commuting later it becomes a big pain.

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    1. I don't mind driving if there is something to look at.

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  14. i pass this on as driving begins. and i know you know it already:

    call anytime. no questions asked. i'll come and get you.

    drink or smoke or get in car with anyone who does and you;re grounded for life.

    right?

    love
    kj

    ps beautiful country

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    1. The kids already know the first. Although they also know I'd ask questions. But no penalties.

      But I'm assuming you mean get in the car with someone drinking or smoking in the car? They both know that as well. But I have never grounded either one of them - they just don't seem to get into trouble.

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  15. beautiful and it's nice that your son appreciates nature like this.

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