Saturday, October 18, 2008

"Here's Your Sign"

Last night, while driving my kids home from their cousins birthday party, I came upon a car facing the wrong direction in the emergency lane. Further inspection of the vehicle showed a young girl on a mobile phone and a nasty scrape down the passengers side of her car. I pulled over to help.
"Did you see that?" she questioned me. "No, I didin't see anything, I just stopped to see if you were OK." "Well, someone just hit me and left. They didn't even stop to see what had happened" the girl replied. It seems that she was a new driver of 8 months, and had never been in an accident. "I can't believe they just left", she lamented. "Well" I said, "it won't be hard to find them, they left their front license plate sticking out of your door."
I wish I wouldn't have forgotten that my new phone takes pictures. It really was quite funny to see the perpatrator's calling card sticking straight out of the edge of the passengers side door.
The officers soon arrived and got quite a kick out of seeing someone leave their signature at the scene of a crime....And you know what? They got pictures!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


This year's Disney trip will not soon be forgotten! We started out by leaving almost 2 hours late, then one of the three vehicles suffered tire damage while only an hour from home. Thankfully, we were close to a tire shop. Four new tires and an hour and a half later we were on the road again! A few more mishaps were coming our way but all were due to mother nature so we had no control.
The first night we stopped in Vegas and went to the Nascar Cafe. For those of you who don't know, Mason and Carson (the identical twins) are Nascar freaks! This is their favorite place to eat. Then off to Disney and California Adventures!
Now the mother nature induced mishaps begin....There is only a 2% chance of rain in Anahiem the week we went and we managed to find one of the two days in a hundred on Monday. Luckily the rain only lasted for half the day and the rest of the day was cool and beautiful. It then heated up to almost 100 on Wednesday, forcing a lot of our group to flee for the comforts of the hotel pool and the rest of us to stay cool anyway possible in the parks. It wasn't easy, we had to take frequent breaks to play in the water at Bugs Life or to soak our shirts in cold water in the bathrooms. Then on Friday, we anxiously awaited the fireworks that everyone talks about. We scouted out a perfect location, complete with 3 benches for all 23 of us and waited more than 2 hours only to have the park cancel the fireworks due to the direction of the wind.
In spite of all the things that went wrong, we really had a lot of fun in the parks. We also took the kids to the beach for the first time ever.
Hopefully we will be able to vacation again next year. I think we may try somewhere different so if anybody has any great ideas, please share!