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Weekend Recap / Sad Little Blue

As some of you may know, this past weekend was a little crazy!
Last Saturday morning Ray and I left our house on a mission to find a few replacement parts for our car, Little Blue. Little Blue is a great car, but it’s a little old (in car years) and needs to be spruced up once in a while.┬áRay had talked me into going to a “you pick” car junkyard to see if we could find the replacement parts. Neither of us had been to this place and didn’t really know what to expect. Well, our expectations were obviously too high, because we basically found nothing. I did, however, get the slightest tan while I waited on Ray to look at 324908239048 cars in various states of disarray.
We were feeling pretty defeated, but decided to continue to our next destination, which was Sam’s. Sam’s is a place I hated as a child and now love as an adult. Since we’re leaving for MegaCon in Orlando this week, we needed to stock up on supplies… and where else would one go to purchase a 30 pack box of combos? Before we started our shopping we utilized the Sam’s $5 car wash. We couldn’t even remember the last time Little Blue was clean and sparkly!
Sam’s was a hit! We were able to buy lots produce and snacks for MegaCon!
We stopped for a quick lunch, browsed Movie Stop (actually, I watched The Princess and the Frog while Ray browsed), and started making our way back home.
We were almost home, only a few miles from our exit, when Little Blue started to shake. Within seconds our tire blew, we fishtailed across interstate lanes, spun backwards into the grass/swamp, and finally hit a tree (with our back bumper).
It was terrifying!!!!! An hour and a half (and 40 yellow fly bites) later, the Florida Highway Patrol finally show up. Thankfully, Ray and I were both fine!!lil blue 2 lil blue Several kind and caring people pulled over to make sure we were all right, which we were. We had friends that came and rescued us, friends who tried to pull our car out of the mud, and even friends who let us barrow their car. Despite a sad and broken Little Blue, we feel pretty #blessed!
Now, our next mission is to find a new car!