Monday, April 18, 2011

Hitting the Road!!!

So yesterday, I went out driving. I drove to my auntie's house from the Teepee creek corner. I did pretty good, for my first time, considering it was on a highway. I was speeding, a little bit. (Not on purpose!) I almost knocked off a few guard rails. Almost went into the ditch. Didn't stop for someone crossing the street. (In my defense, she was in the ditch when I looked!) But over all, I think I did pretty good. It is a lot harder then it looks. Plus I'd never practised before and then I got put out on the highway, with other vehicles, and hills, and people crossing the road, and deer. Let's just say I think I'll be practising in the field before I ever try the highway again. But I didn't get stopped by the police (yay!!!) or hit anything or drive into the ditch. We arrived all in one piece. My dad, who was sitting in the passenger seat, did not die of a heart attack. It wasn't a bad first time. But highway, with no experience, not something I'd do again. Over all, I had a good time. Driving is fun (and hard and scary and makes you think and made my blood sugar drop cause I was thinking so much) and I think I'll enjoy it once I get the hang of it. The first time didn't go bad, which I was thankful for. I've had my learners since February and I guess I always knew I would have to drive some day. And starting on the highway, I guess I got thrust into everything all at once. Fun, Scary, Tiring. All I can say is watch out drivers (and pedestrians and wild life) of the Peace Region. Alisha is hitting the road!!!

4 comments:

Emii said...

I was thinking about me, and driving this morning. So it's cool that you posted on it :) I have a question -- how old do you have to be to drive in America? Because over here, you can't even like, BEGIN to drive a car until you turn sixteen -- and you have to have like, an adult in the car. And then we get our license when we turn eighteen...

Alisha said...

Hey Emii
In Canada you can get learners when you're 14 and drivers when you're 16.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Hey, Alisha! This is Sarah Elizabeth from the RL blog. Congratulations on doing well your first time driving!!! I was panicking the first time I was behind the wheel of a car when it was on and moving- even though I was only going about 5 mph in a parking lot with no cars! :)
You had mentioned on the RL blog that you wanted someone to talk to. I completely understand that. If you want to email me, please feel free to do so! My email is sarah3.star@yahoo.com Or better yet, do you have Skype? (It's a video chatting app for your computer. Let me know via email if you want to Skype and I'll send you my user name.) Either way, just let me know if you ever want to talk. I've been praying for you, girl!

Jocelyn said...

Haha! Yes deiving is harder than its looks- and it takes so much concentration. I hold that steering wheel for my dear life when I drive. I don't know how people can drive with one hand!