The theme was "Highways and Byways," so I popped the kids in the van this morning to bring them to the place where I had planned to take the picture. So here we go!
All to take a picture of this sign, which I think is hysterical. As if people weren't confused enough when getting off the tollway! DD and DS were to both be in the snapshot (that's what I'll call it!), but DS fell asleep in the van, and I wasn't about to wake him! So DD did the honors.
The rain looked really cool! (photos of the day)
Enjoying a McD Pumpkin pie on the ride home.
And then the fun began. At the bottom of the exit about 20 minutes from home, I put on the gas to pull forward to the accompaniment of whitish/gray smoke, a horrible oil burn smell, and no forward motion. Which led to:
And when I got out of the car, camera in hand, the lens cap fell out of my pocket and rolled in slow motion, it seemed, right into...
After the car completely lost any self respect it may have had,
The kids got a ride in the tow truck!
The blessings? There were many. The van didn't break down in Somerset. It broke down near a Denny's, where I could go and use the phone (mine was being charged at home, since there's something wrong with the car charger do-hickey). When we got to Denny's, a friend of mine was working there, at a shift that she usually NEVER works, so she gave me her cell phone to use, which enabled me to keep in touch with hubby while we arranged for tow truck and a ride. It wasn't snowing. And the tow truck didn't take the 45 minutes that they said they would take, showing up in about 15 minutes. It could have been much, much worse.
And thus ends my first Brenda Photo Challenge. I'm kind of nervous about what's going to happen NEXT week--hopefully this isn't a portent of challenges to come!