Monthly Archives: March 2008

More Desert Fun

dual-nissans.jpgWell, I did it.  I took my new Xterra out to the dunes of Qatar.  It was a blast, and the Xterra handled the sand extremely well.

I went with several friends yesterday out to the desert for a good time of relaxing, playing on the dunes, and eating lamb.  It was my second time to go out to the desert, and it was my first time to actually drive a car on the sand.  I drove a four-wheeler on sand dunes in Cabo San Lucas, so I had an idea of how to drive without the traction of a hard surface.  Obviously, a large vehicle is different than a four-wheeler, but the basics are the same:  keep moving, and give it gas if you start to slow down.

I’m really looking forward to more trips to the desert with current and future friends.  When the weather starts getting hotter, we’ll go later in the day and spend the night.  That will be tons of fun.

Check out pics of this trip here.  I’ve also made an album dedicated to Dwight and his travels.

Tomorrow is Easter, and I am taking the day off to celebrate Christ’s victory over death and the life He has given me.  What a great thing to celebrate!

Desert Trip!

crazy.jpgI got to take a trip to the desert this past weekend! It was so great. Going over the sand dunes is quite an exhilarating experience.  We didn’t quite get as crazy as the guy in the picture here, but we had some good fun.  My friend, Dave, drove us in the caravan of about 7 cars.  We went through the desert to a beach on the inland sea.  Just across the water from the beach, you could see Saudi Arabia.  It was very relaxing to hang out at the beach for several hours.  Go here to see my pics.

I think I’m going again this Friday with some other friends.  I’ll be taking my new Xterra out this time to see how it handles it.  I’m pretty pumped!