It was actually a working vacation. Boo!
But it was a lot of fun! Woot + Boo = Boot!
Before we get started, we need to introduce the main players in this week's adventure:
- Me: Playing me
- Lee: Playing Lee
- Ab Abber 2000: A good friend from junior/high/pharmacy school
- Hogan: Husband of Ab Abber 2000 who knows a lot about cars
- MJ: Another pharmacist friend
- Sorri (pronounced sorry): Husband of MJ
We met up with Ab Abber 2000 and Hogan there. Ab Abber and I serve on the Alumni Board together and she was attending the CE--so we sent our husbands on to the streets of Cedar City to sell a few extra play tickets the Alumni Board had while we were learning about pharmacy law and glucose meters.
Lee and Hogan started walking on Main Street in Cedar City, out to sell some tickets. They approached a woman and told her that their wives were pharmacists at a conference and they had extra tickets to Much Ado and MacBeth and were trying to sell them. The woman looked at them and said, "That is the worst scalper story I've ever heard!"
But it's TRUE! (Honestly, if someone told me that story, I would have told them they were full of it too!)
After the class and the play, MJ and Sorri enlisted Hogan to help with their overheating car, and since Hogan is a car guy, he was happy to help. Lee and I were planning on heading out after Much Ado, but were convinced to hang out for one more night, help with the car, and catch the evening showing of MacBeth (remember, Lee and Hogan weren't successful earlier, so we had extra tickets).
So Hogan, Lee and Sorri got down and dirty with the car that was overheating. They bought one of those "mechanics in a can" to see if it would repair the head gasket.
We could only hope that it worked--we let the car sit after the treatment and headed off to the play.
The next morning, we filled up the car with fresh antifreeze, and MJ and Sorri led out the caravan.
We didn't get more than 20 miles out of Cedar, which would be the hoping town of Paragonah, (pronounced para-GOO-nah) when the car started overheating again. Bummer. So much for the mechanic in a can!
|The beautiful view from the Paragonah exit|
|This was on Bishop U-Haul's business lot. Yes, those are sheep with the trucks.|