You know how regular people might pack up and leave for a trip? Well apparently we are running into a pattern of murphy's law, even when it comes to leisure time.
It turns out, like two months ago, I volunteered to watch my sister's dog this weekend. Forgetting this fact, I just assumed she could watch ours. Oops. So Wednesday night I was thinking we were going have to cancel the trip (Thursday am- Saturday) because of the dogs. (For some crazy reason it's incredibly difficult to get a baby sitter for a Great Dane) I am funny and will not leave our dogs at a kennel. I just can't stand the thought of it. We did it once and I was distraught the whole weekend. So at Wednesday night around 9:00pm, my friend volunteered her husband to stay at our house. So, thanks to Blair, the vacation was salvaged.
So then, I am driving home from church and my car starts to squeal. Oh Boy. We thought it was just needed a new belt.
We took it in first thing in the morning on Thursday, and turns out it wasn't a simple belt. It was the water pump. And the radiator. And the belt. Chad's car doesn't do mountains so we stranded. We decide for the second time to cancel the trip. Turns out, those things are REALLY expensive. We call Carol (who graciously is allowing us to stay in her guest cottage in Blowing Rock to tell her we can't make it. She doesn't take no for an answer. She is going to find a way to get us there, including renting a car or kidnapping us.
Chad calls Brian, his Enterprise pal, and Brian saves the day, we finally get on the road in a big ol' white granny mobile. We wanted to take the scenic route up the Blue Ridge Parkway, but we weren't paying attention and missed our exit. BY 20 MILES.
So at this point (being emotionally unstable) I start to cry. Chad is determined to salvage our vacation and turns around. We finally make it to Blowing Rock, and only 5 hours behind schedule. And boy was it worth every obstacle.....
Thanks Carol and James for a great weekend, we had the best time. Much needed rest, relaxation, and enjoying God's beauty.