Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekend Adventures & Jumping Beans

It was a dark and stormy night. Beyond that, the weekend began like any other just four girl friends that wanted to get away for a night and day trip. . .off the island, that was their home. Little did they know what would await them beyond the confines of the security of their homes. The driver successfully navigated her Oldsmobile Bravada through the pounding rain, which sounded like a snare drum as it pounded against the windshield and sloshed against the rolling tires, to the ferry dock. The driver drove into her assigned ferry slot, and as time passed on the 30 minute passage the lights in the car began to flicker, the flow of air shut itself off, and the radio died. As the ferry docked other cars around them began to turn over their engines, but the only sound that permeated the air surrounding the Bravada was the gurgle and scratching of the engine as it struggled to boost it's power.

The driver's attempt to start the Bravada were futile and the girls sat amazed and were shocked into fits of laughter over the predicament that they had found themselves in.
Finally the ferry workers broke out the "big gun" and Kali was able to start her car.
See the girls in the car were Maggie, Nicki, Kali (the driver) and myself, and the reason for our island departure was to finally execute the giving of my Christmas present from last December.

For those that have followed this blog you know that over the past year I was busy setting to work on a list of things I wanted to accomplish prior to turning 30, and for Christmas last year Kali and Nicki went in on a homemade gift certificate to help me accomplish some of my goals, which included going to a new place, eating new food, meeting new people, walking 30 miles (ummm yeah not happening in the rain), and yes. . .they even offered to watch a documentary with me (which I'm sure they are happy to have missed out on).

So where did we go? To Port Angeles. We stayed with her Aunt and Uncle (my new people to meet) that night, and then we spent the next day we spent shopping. They also took me out to dinner (where for my new food I had seafood stuffed mushrooms w/hollandaise sauce).

It was a fun and silly time away with the girls. Mid way through Saturday afternoon we found our respite being entertained by Cassie's jumping beans.
What can I say? We're easily amused.

That evening before we headed back home I also found a pair of fabulous heels to dress up my black dress for our attendance at this years Handle Messiah at Benaroya Hall.
If they're not your cup of tea, to bad. I love them and they'll look really nice with my dress. Now for accessories!!!

The drive back to the Port Townsend ferry found us listening to a really nice preaching CD. It was mostly geared at a younger audience on how to guard yourself against getting involved with the wrong guy, or prematurely entering into a relationship, but I found that there were still principles that could apply to me, and that I wish I had known, or had the strength to apply to myself when I was much younger. Oh well, the point is to learn and move on.

All in all it was a fun weekend, and I'm glad we got that in before this Christmas comes around. Now for the documentary!!!

5 comments:

Jersey Mama said...

Love the shoes! Sounds like it was a really fun weekend.

Island Girl said...

Good times! Just for the record...I think what drained the battery was the two girls in the back with their overhead lights. ;o) For that reason, I would not allow any overhead lights on the way home! LOL

Haha...Our knights in shiny jackets rescued us!

Cove Girl said...

LOL, Knight in Shining Jackets!!! That's priceless. I agree with you about the lights though;)It was a great weekend! Thanks again:)

Julie said...

LOVE the shoes!!! Great choice. :) I was just thinking about whether or not I was going to go see The Messiah this year.

Cove Girl said...

I knew you'd love them too!!!

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