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Thursday, June 18, 2009

photostory friday - upgrades: of the 2-wheeled kind

they start off small enough...
(the wheels, that is)
then comes independence and the need for something slightly faster...
then on tuesday, the hubs rode through hail and sleet and snow to bring this back from christchurch (in the south island. we in the north, remember?!)

i'm guessing you may have noticed that whacking great Georgia State Flag on our garage wall. first, let me point out:
  • we're not rednecks
  • we lived in georgia y'all
  • WHEN that flag was STILL the Georgia State Flag (1956 through until 2001)
just so y'know.....
back to the main event...this is miss 17's yamaha scorpio - in black
colour is very important!

the hubs had got home late the night before, so the next morning she leapt out of bed and ran straight down to see it
she's doing an all day learn to ride and basic handling skills on saturday
from there she can sit her learners', then (after 6 months) restricted, then her full.

after having her full DRIVERS' licence for 6 months, she's pretty 'dark' at having to revert to a learners' again (they're all colour-coded).

PhotoStory Friday
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21 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Awesome bike! Glad she's taking the full course.

Jaina said...

My but you are brave. Looks like fun though!

Maggie May said...

Like the way you started off with little forms of transport & worked up to the real thing!
Looks quite a beast! (The bike, not your daughter!)

Emily said...

Wow...that's definitely an upgrade! And go Georgia! (the state, not the team! lol)

Melinda said...

oh my you guys are brave...I am too afraid to ride on cycles of that sort.

Mimi said...

How cool!

Chris said...

I was wondering about that flag (why were you in Georgia?)

Do you have Father's Day down there? Because I think your husband is running for Dad of the Year!

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! she looks so excited. :)

happy PSF!

Crazy Mama said...

That is awesome. Wish my parents would've gotten me something like that!
Lived in Ga. Still not sure what the big hullabaloo was about the darn flag. It's a history thing...

mandyb said...

wow parents buying kids modes of transport.... wish you could have told my parents this!!!!! cool... and how nice of your hubs riding it for her through the weather.... what a road trip though

Pam Emmons said...

What a cool mom you are!

auntiegwen said...

May she always be safe on it xxx

Grand Pooba said...

Wow! I bet she loves it! My husband rides a harley and all I do is ride on the back. I'm too scared to learn how to ride it myself!

kaye said...

she looks very happy. great story. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Michelle said...

Can New Zealanders even be Red necks?? Love the last shot. It really shows how much your daughter looks like you.

Debbie said...

She looks very proud.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Oh wow! Lucky girl - that's super cool!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Wow! You are much cooler (and braver) mom than me! My son is fascinated by motorcycles. Good thing he is only 3. :)

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know you lived in GA! I grew up there! :)

You are so brave (or crazy) to let your daughter ride a 2-wheeled vehicle. Wow!

T~T said...

you two are some very cool parents

Michelle said...

OMG I WANT HER SCOOTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so chic!! I LOVE it!

I can see doing photoshoots with it!