Monday, August 8, 2011

Mud on the Tires.

Even though I was born and raised in northern Michigan, I haven’t really embraced the whole outdoorsy-ness of the state until lately. The past three years, whenever I was home from college in Ohio, I would call the boys I had known since elementary school and say “take me two tracking” or “let’s go camping.” They would often laugh and then say “well grab those Coach rain boots of yours and let’s go!” Well this weekend was no exception. We live 15 minutes from a town called Boyne Falls which hosts a Polish Festival every year. One of the events is a Mud Run.  Basically, boys work on a truck or jeep for years {or all summer} to get it to the point that it can make it through a track full of mud in the shortest amount of time possible.  So I grabbed my sister, who is as naïve about mud and trucks as I am and we went to watch.
Me & Kelly.
The boy we went to go cheer on was Mike, who drives a truck he named “Mud Slut.”
Haha yeah, pretty classy huh? But it was honestly one of the best looking trucks in the competition… I know that isn’t in the “winning criteria” but I thought I needed to tell him that he should win for that alone. {See how girlie I can be?!} The whole day we would just kick back & sing this song together:
I've got the perfect place in mind
It's in the middle of nowhere only one way to get there
You got to get a little mud on the tires
Hands down it was one of the best summer days ever. We got to do some serious people watching {my favorite thing in the world} and also ogle over guys in big trucks.  Not too shabby! So we sat in the “rain, then sun, then rain, then sun” weather, drank beers out of our new Polish festival coozies {Classy, huh?}, and just enjoyed the country-ness.  
I was one happy yet muddy girl by the end of the day! This even has now become something I will look forward to for years/summers to come.


Anyone else ever been to something like this? Anyone ever went completely out of their comfort zone and then realized what they had been missing? Cannot wait to read about everyone else's weekends!

16 comments:

Life With Lauren said...

Looks like fun:)

Whitney said...

now this is my kinda party. back where i come from...this is a typical weekend day haha. i love it! and love the brad paisley song. what a fun time!

annahita said...

looks like a blast, love that the one truck was named Mud Slut, too funny!

Camylla Leonardi said...

It sounds like LOTS of fun!

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Michelle (michabella) said...

My kinda girl!!! How fun. I def started singing mud on the tires before scrolling down to read the rest of the post! lol. <3

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i live in one very rural town, so i've witnessed this plenty of times :)

Meg said...

How fun! I live in North Central Florida and people do this type of outdoorsy stuff all the time. I however, do not. I am an AC type of girl. Lame I know but it looks like you had a lot of fun!

My hubby and I are talking about going to see figure 8 school bus races--that will be the extent of redneck outing, I will definitely post if I do! :)

Sasha said...

oh my gosh that looks like so much fun! I wanna take my jeep and do that so bad! And that Brad Paisly song is my number one favorite song ever!

courtneywagley said...

WHere I'm from we have white trash nights at the dirt track. wear overalls and flannel shirts and head out and drink beer!

(it does end up being some of the funnest nights!)

Rebecca said...

i love goin muddin =]

Chrissy said...

First I love that song! Second, that sounds like so much fun!!

Liz Taylor Training said...

haha, growing up in a small town of NC, popular 332 this was all the fun we had. LOL

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I haven't been to anything like this but it seems like something fun for the day!

lauren nicole said...

now, that's what i call a good time!!
glad you had fun!! xoxo

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