Ka-whomp! Back in the day, we used to think we were so cool when we had finally built up enough vacation time that we could manage to extend long holiday weekends just enough to miss the Great Lake State holiday weekend traffic phenomenon known as the I75 SUV Speedway Parking Lot. Actually, the GG can still do that kind of thing since he has worked for That Darn EPA (that’s a joke, y’all) for so many years, he has about a billion vacation hours a years. Yer fav-o-rite blahgger? At less than five years of service, not so much… Nevertheless, we did drive “up north” a day early. And guess what? It [mostly] wasn’t a parking lot tonight but it was obvious there were a lot of other folks driving north a day early to avoid the parking lot the Speedway will become tomorrow afternoon and evening. We do have to drive back down on Monday. Oh joy…
Getting outta the Landfill neighborhood was like running a gauntlet. The plan was to haul the loverly old Courtois trailer north with us. It’s a trash hauling type trailer, not a cute little camping trailer like the beloved old Little Princess we had back in the Uncle Fester Club days. (There it is in the photoooo just about to take off behind The Indefatigable. The trash hauler, not the Little Princess.) Some people were pretty excited about hauling the old trailer. The Indefatigable is gone now and it has been a couple years since we have owned a vee-hickle with a trailer hitch. And this weekend is prodject FV so we will need vee-hickles and things that can haul furniture.
Anyway, when I got home from work, the Mean Green Frog Hoppin’ Musheen was in the Landfill driveway backed up to the trailer, so I parked the Ninja in the street. We finished loading the Frog Hopper and then, the GG pulled it out into the street and I parked the Ninja in the driveway, beeped it shut and hopped off into the Frog Hopper’s passenger seat. We got a half a block down the street and the GG said, “There’s no spare taaaarrrr for the trailer and the taaaarrrs that are on it are ‘cracked’.” Screeech!!! To a halt. Say WHAT? There is no way that I am going to waste any time this weekend sitting on the side of the I75 SUV Speedway with a broken down trailer. Back to the Landfill driveway. Pulled the Ninja back out to the street. GG backed the Frog Hopper (and trailer) into the drive and disconnected the trailer. Frog Hopper back out into the street. Ninja in the driveway. Again. Are we having fun yet? We were finally off, with yer fav-o-rite blahgger at the wheel. I hope we didn’t forget anything! If we did, I don’t care. We’ll just buy it! (But can’t imagine what we couldda possibly forgotten with all that junk we’re hauling!)
G’night from the Hoton Lake Group Home! -KW