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My First Scooter Ride!

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Today, I faced a fear:  riding a scooter in Taiwan.  You see, everyone rides scooters here–everyone but ME, that is.  I’ve been terribly nervous about riding on a scooter, so I’ve avoided them for the last year and a half in Taiwan.  However, I had the opportunity today to go to a lovely little restaurant in the hills with some fabulous friends, I couldn’t pass it up, and the only way to travel the narrow road there was by scooter.  So, I hopped on the back of my friend Diana’s scooter, and we took off.  It turned out to be a splendid day, and, lo and behold, scooters aren’t so bad (and I didn’t fall off)!  It was actually a very scenic drive, and I saw so much more than I would have in a car.  We ate at a great restaurant with beautiful gardens and delicious food, and then we made a relaxing stop at a coffee shop in the hills.  This was a great kick-off to Spring Break.

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2 thoughts on “My First Scooter Ride!

  1. I had heard about this restaurant several times, but hadn’t ever been there. Looks like a great time! I’m quite jealous of the food, too. :-)

    Also, I think this may be your second time on a scooter… Matt drove you from church to lunch for a few minutes last year. :-)

    1. Haha, you’re right, Holly! I was telling everyone here about my scooter ride around the block with Matt, but I didn’t include it in my post. This was the first scooter ride to a destination that I couldn’t have walked to. :) And the food was EXCELLENT. How are the Smuckers (especially Mama and Baby) doing?

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