At the helm
Nick had mentioned taking a turn at the wheel when we drove to Silver City¹ so I offer him the helm after our first stop. He doesn’t hesitate.
“Can I drive too?” Hunter asks.
“No, sorry Hunter,” I answer. “You need a little experience for these roads.”
“You let Brenna drive,” he points out.
“That was in the desert,” I explain. “You can go off the road there and it doesn’t matter.”
I hope he knows that’s true. I worry he might feel excluded. I’d love to let him drive but this just isn’t the place for an unlicensed, almost zero-experience driver. It seems about every year or two someone drives off the road and dies up here. Our ladies would be mad if I let that happen.
¹ Trail Image, “Third Pole in Silver City” (May 27, 2017): www.trailimage.com/third-pole-in-silver-city