Friday, January 2, 2009

My Holidays! [Last Year vs This Year]

Me and Bear...My in-laws pitbull

Ok, So I guess I should start off by filling you in on our trip from last year... Then, you can see why this year's trip to Michigan was much more enjoyable! lol

Well, as you may know already, my husband is obsessed with his car.. so when EVERYTHING bad started happening around it last year you can imagine the "fun" we had. It seemed like something went wrong in every state we entered!
Virginia- We got a speeding ticket. [what a wonderful start!]
Yes, we speed sometimes.. and Mike has a lead foot, but this time I can honestly say that he was going maybe five over the speed limit and got pulled over. The cop was on the right shoulder of the road and we were in the far left lane of the THREE land highway lol... Considering how there was a semi- truck and red Honda Civic in between us and him (and the civic flew by him and slammed on his breaks) I don't see how he "clocked" us?? But I guess this is why I'm not part of the Virginia Highway Patrol.
West Virginia- Semi-truck tire flew off and hit us. [ causing an almost certain death sentence]
Once we got about halfway into West Virginia... driving through the winding mountain roads... enjoying the scenery .. chaos struck! lol There were two lanes... The right lane was next to a cliff drop off and the left sat next to the concrete dividers [YIPEE] We were cruising in left lane, minding our business, when BAM semi-truck tire flies off! Split second decision has to be made- Option one-- Hit cement wall in front of us; Option two-- swerve into semi-truck next to us and possibly crash over the cliff side to an eminent fiery death! We chose option three-- hit the huge arse tire in front of us. Mike's car was NOT happy about this... Needless to say, his front end was ripped to hell.
The fun didn't stop there though... We choo choo'd all the way to the nearest exit to figure out our next move. When we got there [we thought we were **** outta luck] but luckily the HILLS HAVE EYES truck drivers didn't mind lending a helping hand! (hand with all of 12 fingers!)
They told us that the truck that had the bad tire was at fault and had to pay for the damage.. and what do you know? He had to stop at the station we were at too! lol.. At first the guy didn't wanna give us his info and what not.. but when the state trooper got there, everything was taken care of! :) (Did I mention that he was the ONLY state trooper along that hour+ stretch of highway?? Why couldn't Mike have been 'speeding' there?! lol)
Ohio-- Bambi's mom met the hunter.
After we reached Ohio we KNEW things couldn't get any worse... Or at least that's what we thought. We had been driving about 20 mins into Ohio when "clunk clunk" lol
What now!? Mike hit a dead deer in the road and now we had a dead deer carcass stuck up under Mikes 'low to the flo' Volkswagen. This was the most disgusting thing ever! Every time we'd stop and I opened the door the smell of hot dead deer hit me dead in the face! I'm sure it was SoOOoOo funny watching me jumping out of the car gagging and nearly puking up my insides..

As far as getting to Michigan... We made it.. but the whole trip was centered around getting this car fixed and little was enjoyed.

This year-- [MUCH BETTER TRIP]
We only hit snow in Michigan and fog on the way leaving Michigan. :) From now on.. I think we'll stick to summer trips.. and take my ride!

Hope your holidays were as good as mine this year!
--Steens beans

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