Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TOO BIG OF A TRUCK-FOR A LITTLE DRIVE-THROUGH

 So off we go on our trip. We decided to drive over to the coast and go check out the town of Aberdeen, WA. When we arrived in Aberdeen, it seemed to be a good time to stop and get some tea for a little pick-me-upper. A Starbucks Coffee Shop was right off the road there.  Turning into the drive-through I actually had to back up and try to straighten out, to fit into the lane. First I thought maybe I had taken the turn to wide, and that's why I didn't fit. Now you have to know, I drive a BIG 4-wheel drive Silverado  full-size, 4 door truck. It is big and lonnnnnng. Anyway, as soon as I entered the drive-through lane it immediately had a 90 degree left turn where you placed your order. So I just figured I was a BIG truck I could just drive up over the curb to reach the speaker box. Of course, my husband sitting on the other side is saying things like "stay to the middle of the curbs, and don't drive up on the curbs you might hurt the wheels. But, at this point, there was two cars in front of me and now two more cars behind me! I had to keep going. It was so sad I just started giggling. When the lady took our order, Darren was trying to give me directions on how to drive through this obstacle course.

Have you ever been to Disneyland or an amusement park where you drive the little cars, and they have bumber rails on the outside of your tires? Then in the middle of the track runs a line of metal that if you aren't staying in the middle it will force you back to the center? Well, that is how I felt, minus the metal rail in the center of the road. But, because there was a curb on each side of my tires I just kept hitting them!!! And once again just as my tires were finally on the ground, here was ANOTHER 90 degree turn! So I had to go up over the curb with my right front tire, and as soon as it dropped back down on the pavement, my back left tire went up over the curb, by this time I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe! My eyes were watering like I was crying, and I couldn't stop laughing.  So with my back left tire on top of the curb I had to keep pressing on the gas to get my back right tire up on the curb too. Have you ever seen a truck straddle a drive way before?

By this time, my teenage daughter's in the back seat were laughing, yet mortified at what the people around us were thinking but I was laughing so uncontrollably that by the time I finally made it to the window to get our drinks, I couldn't even talk. It just happened as I opened my door I saw the occupants faces in the car behind us, and they were laughing as hard as I was which made me laugh even harder. I actually was holding my stomach because of the pain. The poor girl at the window didn't know what was so funny, but she started laughing because we were all laughing and couldn't talk.

Once the truck was straight again I was able to drive on out of that poor place.  I did however, leave them with major tire tread all over their curbs and some good hardy laughs. I bet they wish they had a camera to have shot this and then sent it to "America's Funniest Home Videos'.

Now you all come back, ya hear. Because, this trip just kept on getting better, and better, with more surprising adventures.

1 comment:

  1. You are such a nut!!! I wish I could have been there, I sure could use a good laugh too!!! It's good to laugh at ourselves once in awhile, though I bet Darren was just beside himself trying to get you through there:) Keep the comic relief coming. Love you all!!!!!!

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