Caroline and I made it home safely last night. We had a great time visiting with my sister and my friend, Sissy, whom I’ve known for 20 years. We actually boo hooed a little about the fact that we’ve known each other for 20 years. Anyway, after a few hitches, to include flat tires, closed rental car offices and traffic, we had FUN.
Sadly I didn’t take a single picture, even though I brought my camera. What kind of blogger/parent am I? I take that back, I did take one picture…a picture of the ridiculous truck I was given to drive after returning the dinky, donut tire sporting car I was originally given.
It was the only vehicle available and after frantically scrambling on Monday morning to find an open Enterprise rental car facility, I took it. It’s cute, right? If I have to drive a truck, it might as well be turquoise. Or whatever color you might call that.
It took a bit of time for me to get comfortable driving something way bigger than I am accustomed to, but I got the hang of it. As it turns out, it was a great turn of events because we drove to Asheville on Tuesday and I’m not sure that dinky little Chevy would have appreciated chugging up the mountains.
Monday was a little stressful and I did tell Caroline in no uncertain terms that we were NEVER GOING ANYWHERE AGAIN and if someone wants to see us, they need to COME TO US. I was a wee bit stressed, but after we arrived in Charlotte, I quickly forgot all about the flat tire and derailed plans.
Instead of recounting every single event of the trip I’ll just tell you a few things we discovered:
1. Murphy’s Law is no joke.
2. Chevy Colorado trucks guzzle gas as quickly as I guzzle Diet Pepsi
3. Hippy vegetarian/vegan food in Asheville is awesome. I devoured a tempeh reuben sandwich at Rosetta’s Kitchen and it was divine.
4. Sea salt belongs on chocolate covered caramel as well as on chocolate pot de creme.
5. Wawa is the best convenience store ever. Sheetz is next.
6. You can’t always trust Siri on your sister’s iPhone. Sometimes Siri tells you to drive the wrong way. Or perhaps that’s simply operator error?
7. That fancy McDonald’s in Asheville near the Biltmore Estate isn’t as opulent as they claim. It’s still McDonald’s.
8. Patchouli makes me sneeze.
In other news, today is Operation: Get Your Life in Order Day. I generally claim every day as such, but today I’m serious. Um, yeah. It’s time to take down the Christmas decorations and tackle my rather large pile of laundry. Time to declutter and organize. I’m also now fixated on finding a down comforter and duvet for my bed. Oh, and a cover for my new Kindle Fire (thanks, Craig and Caroline!). I suppose some online shopping is in order today, too. Good thing it’s not Operation: Leave Your Credit Card Alone Day.
Time to get