A drive on the wild side - not...
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After lunch we were to meet in the motorhome parked outside the rec. hall ready for the practical. This wasn't some beat up old bus that no one would miss if a few old dodderers beat it up a little. This was a brand new 40' diesel $250,000 worth! Barney, who gave our classroom session also took the practical, he gave the reverse parking demo (ok - so we weren't all let loose to do this bit ourselves, maybe they did want it all back in one piece after all). We did however, all get a drive around the campsite, a route that took in left and right hand turns, stops, pulling out from a parking space etc. and yes Betsy DID IT TOO. There was a smile on her face, she even said she enjoyed it. There was no fear of me shouting at her (not with 8 witnesses in there!) After about the 5th person to drive, one lady came running down from her site to see us, we opened the window as she asked, "are you looking for a site? Can I help?" Bless her, she even had the campsite map ready in her hand to put us on the right track
Not only have I got proof of Betsy's drive in pictures, she can now show off her certificate of confidence.
In the morning, before hooking up Scoobie and setting off, Betsy drove Bree over the same course (after putting those red dots on - so it's all set up for her driving now...). You know, she told me she enjoyed that too and thought it was already easier than her last drive. Bet she'll feel fine after taking over the next thousand or so miles back up to NH :)
Well I'll keep the red dots on just in case.
* Malc has always been keen on the technical side, I can remember hundreds of years ago when he was trying to teach me to drive, of course I had to 'understand' the workings of the internal combustion engine before I could be allowed behind the wheel!!