You know how I said there was more to the story yesterday? Well, that is because directly after we picked up our car from getting new hoses we then grabbed our trailer and headed to Starbucks to grab some coffees for the road.
Wait: I MUST set the mood by painting the picture of us being giddy and happy—having just fixed a problem that delayed us a day combined with coming off a glorious hike and frolicking in a stream.
This is Hawk confused but excited over us being in a stream and not on the road:
WE WERE HAPPY.
It makes this even funnier:
Yes, you are seeing that correctly. As we pulled through the drive-thru, our trailer game unhitched AGAIN.
In the middle of the drive- thru. At Starbucks. With a line of uncaffinated people behind us.
But much like the other times, someone came to our rescue. This time, it was an incredibly nice guy from Oklahoma who was also passing through Tennessee. He informed us that the ball of the hitch was loose and he fixed it. He also helped reconnect everything and get us on our way.
During this time I became friends with his 6 year-old daughter, Katelyn. (This took a good 10-15 minutes. That is a long time of holding up a drive-thru) She was awesome and was unfazed by what was going on around her. (as were our kids because He-Man was on in the car).
This is Katelyn:
We became friends and talked for a bit. I left her with a red angel wing tshirt, saying her dad was like our 100th angel. She didn’t understand but I made her take it anyway. She likes red. That was all that mattered.
And, soon, we were on our way AGAIN...
Until we couldn’t get the uhaul around the turn of the drive-thru.
No joke. We could not maneuver the vehicle through to get our coffees. HUMILIATING. It was most definitely the drive-thru's fault.
Wait- Mr. Oklahoma's back to help! And Voila! We are on the road! Truly on the road!
And, that’s the rest of the story… for now.
**OUR NASHVILLE VISIT, THE 3rd AMBUSH AND MORE WINNERS FROM SHARING OUR JOURNEY WILL BE POSTED IN THE MORNING!!**