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Also - A huge thank you to Mike and Jeff from AZ Hummer Tours for an incredible extreme desert tour! They are the #1 rated attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor for a reason. They’re the nicest guys around that deliver an unparalleled experience. Check them out at: www.azhummertours.com
In Pete's Words:
As I was just waking up some weekday morning, I noticed a text from Ashley. It was sent at the early hours of working folks, a little bit before I would be awake. She wanted a second date, and I said, “Why not!?”. I wasn’t given a lot of detail at that point but I was told to be ready for a great time. As my friends will tell you, I almost always am.
The day for the date arrived. The journey from Tucson, though perilous, was accomplished easily that day. As I arrived I noticed Ashley smiling from ear to ear and this put me in good mood. I decided then that I would give my all in this date and do my best to make it fantastic fun. I started out really flirty with Ashley; that’s my style on a second date when I know a girl is awesome. It worked pretty well. We had lots of time to talk as we made the hour long drive to Peoria to venture into the desert wild, on a sturdy Humvee steed. It was a little weird as she drove and was in control of the date, a role reversal for sure.
Quickly we met up with our guide and I laid eyes on the Humvee, this was an impressive machine. In addition, our grisly guide could not have looked more authentic. We hopped in and took off. Needless to say this off-road vehicle was capable, but the best feature of all was probably the bench seat on back where we rode. Just like the song says, “Stick shifts and safety belts, bucket seats have all got to go…”. She sidled up next to me on the drive and it was a good opportunity for some more intimate chatting.
The desert toys did not disappoint. We rode on the back of the Humvee up and down trails and got to cruise around on our own personal off road vehicles for a bit. That was awesome! I couldn’t deny Ashley’s driving skills. I’m not sure she’s ready for the rally car circuit, but she was good! The day turned to dusk and we headed for pizza at the Mellow Mushroom pizza café. The name was misleading, but the pizza was delish. Ashley and I got the chance to break it down some more and chat like crazy! She got to hear a few more accents and a couple more random accounts from my storied past. Dinner couldn’t have been better.
As we started the drive home Ashley was exhausted. She started driving but I could tell she was pretty sleepy. I got a small “knight in shining armor” moment when we pulled off the highway and I took over so she could rest. Ha ha, she fell fast asleep! A bad sign for most dates but I chose not to take it that way. Ashley was comfortable enough with me to just relax and rest, and I took that as a positive. We arrived home and it was time for goodnight. What a great date, what a great girl! I had an experience I couldn’t have predicted after our first date, and I’m glad we both took the chance. It was nice that we used teamwork to get home safe, and I was starting to see a relationship growing that might have some momentum. I guess we’ll see…