In truth it was more like Miss Crazy Driving. I did indeed drive today 🙂 Having had my learners license for ummm *mumble* over 13 years you’d think I’d be a better driver by now. But mostly due to an unlucky combo of bad teachers and no money for consistent lessons I’m not. I actually had a professional driving instructor who at one point made me do a U-turn only working the peddles. She actually leaned over me and worked the steering wheel! When I say I had bad teachers I ain’t kidding. She wasn’t even the strangest.
Anyway we went over to the Wairarapa region and Dave let me drive once we were over there on the flat country roads. He didn’t even clench his fists, grip the door handle for dear life or panic. I hadn’t driven for a long time and it was scary to be doing it again but it felt natural. Like this time I might finally make progress. I’m not a bad driver, just one who has never had consistent lessons. I felt so good being behind the wheel today. I drove through towns without leaving any missing wing mirrors or carnage. If I can stick at it then I think this time I’ll make progress and finally gain some driving freedom.
We also went to a reserve/park/forest area for a walk. I was a little lost with all the different names of the things in that area but the scenery was well worth it. They say that this is what New Zealand looked like before people.
Today was a good day.