The other plan besides doing some junkin (aka shit shopping) WSU Laura and Family (aka The Flustercucks) and the Gottheirshittogether’s would be meeting up with us for some weekend of fun.
Until…………..I did a Google search and decided we should try a new route. A route that appeared to take us highway most of the way instead of the hilly windy road we took last year. According to Google it was only a 3 mile difference in distance and about 4 minutes in time. I showed the map to The Hubs and he said………..lets do it! 5 hours and 20 minutes no problem. That sounds reasonable.
With Bellevue traffic, Tacoma traffic, Olympia traffic and the new “faster” way we ended up in the truck 7 ½ hours. We arrived at Andersen’s around 11 pm, it was cold rainy, windy and The Hubs had been up since 3:30 am.
The Hubs comes in the trailer wanting to know what the hold up is with getting the slides out so he can finish up. After all he has been standing out there in the dark, wind, rain, and cold.
1:30 am……..we were tired, cranky, and snug in our beds in the completely set up trailer, Hookups hooked up, levels level, and slide outs slid out and my newly remodeled cupboard which I now call my open china hutch.
Yes, The Hubs could have taken the easy way out and just backed that Mobile Estate in to the spot and called it good. Then done it all in the day light in the morning. He didn’t! He’s amazing! And……….on that cold windy dark night………he didn’t kill me when he had the chance.
I was up at 5:30 am ready to go to garage sales! The excitement kept me awake (and shoulder discomfort) and I couldn’t take it anymore.
The Hubs assured me that I could probably wait until 8 or 9 and still have a good start. So I let him sleep a little while longer.
Later in the morning we headed out. I grabbed my camera because you never know when you might see something you need to take a picture of. Both of us also needed to charge our cell phones so I grabbed the car charger. We could do that while we were driving around.
Side note** We brought one cell phone charger with us because the The Hubs decided that the docking station I usually bring with us was unnecessary. He determined that one charger that plugged in to the lighter in the truck would be sufficient.
We went to a few sales, and I was loving life.
Now what? We decided we better get it to a parking lot where it could be towed easily if necessary.
I get an idea
I’ll call Andersen’s RV Park and see if they have any suggestions before I call AAA.
Cell phone is dead!
Maybe The Hubs has some power with his cell phone?…………NO! Dead!
Both phones had a little charge on them but only enough that making some phone calls would have killed them in the middle of the conversation. Luckily I carry an old cell phone with T-Mobile that I have had since 1998. It's fully charged!
BRILLIANT IDEA on my part to call Andersen’s.
Lorna who is the owner of Andersen’s has lived in Long Beach her whole life. The woman knows EVERYTHING! She tells us that Box K Auto Repair is just up the road from where we are. Here is the number, call them and tell them you are staying at Andersen’s. When you get your truck there call me and I’ll come get you.
We call Box K, they says no problem bring it in and they can take a look. We limp the truck a few blocks and we are in the parking lot of garage.
I think I’ll take a picture of Box K, because you know this weekend is now starting to get really interesting. Blog worthy as I like to call it.
I take my camera out of my pocket……….No memory card! I forgot I had taken it out to download some pictures and forgot to put it in.
No problem…..The Hubs put his camera in the truck. He has been begging me to give up my crappie little camera and start using his fancy one. OK, today seems to be a good day to do that.
It’s not charged up!
Are you kidding?
Let me get this straight………..Cell phones dead? Cameras dead? Now the truck is dead. This weekend isn’t really going as planned so far.
It’s about 11 am now and we decided to just walk up the road to our favorite Philly Cheese Steak place The Surf Sand. Then have Lorna come get us. Box K will give us a call after 2 and let us know what’s going on.
Shit shopping over for the day!
So I cried my eyes out over the best Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.
Well didn't cry my eyes out but defiantly wallowed in disappointment for a while.
Things started to look up when Lorna came and got us. She gave us this incredible tour of Long Beach and SeaView. Showed us some historical homes, gave us the history on the beach front and pointed out some points of interest.
Love this woman! We had the best time with her. I could have drove around all day listening to her stories.
Back to our campsite.............
WSU Family soon arrived along with The Gottheirshitstogether's.
Things are looking up!
The Hubs and Mr. Gotthiershittogher talking about how to cook all the seafood or maybe it was guns. It's hard to say.Charlie supervising the crab cooking.
The Hubs and WSU Hubs crackin out a little crab for their ladies.