A 4-wheelin' good time

Published: November 23rd 2010
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Dorothy wasn't the only gal to rediscover the pleasures of being home. Despite my travels far and wide, I continue to enjoy the treasures right in my backyard. Invited by my special friend, Stephanie, who happens to own a Land Rover, we drove down to Carmel-by-the-Sea one recent Saturday morning for an off-road adventure. On the grounds of Quail Lodge, a former resort and current golf course, one will also find the Land Rover Experience driving school. The lodge sits on 850 acres - far more area than we could cover in our one-day adventure, which included some hair-raising off-roading, a slalom course and blindfolded driving (don't worry, one person gave instructions - the one without the blindfold, while the other slowly crawled through sets of cones scattered around a clearing). My highlights included the parts where we trekked over ruts so deep that at some point at least one tire was completely in the air. The grand finale where we descended what seemed like an impossibly steep slope was also a highlight. I never knew cars could handle like that. Four wheelin' is a gas! (yuck, yuck, yuck...)

Entire photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69192286@N00/sets/72157625388345124/detail/

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