On Saturday night, after we drove back from Oregon, we wanted to fill the last request on the kids’ list. It was to drive to the State Capitol building, so we changed our destination on the GPS and headed into downtown. The only problem was that we couldn't get to the Capitol. It seems that there was some kind of “car parade” going on. Roads were blocked off, and in the distance, we could see that vintage cars were driving slowly around the capitol behind a fire truck. We kept driving, trying to get ahead of the parade so that Sport could see all the cars, but it was difficult because of the one-way streets and the roads that were shut down. If we would have known we could have showed up an hour earlier and found a seat, but as it was we were fighting a losing battle.
The parade finally ended before we could see it all, and disappointed, we decided it was time to head back to the suburbs. As we pulled onto the main road heading out of town, we were surprised and pleased to find that some of these vintage cars were heading the same direction. About half a dozen of them were in the lanes around and behind us. Sport was beside himself with excitement! It was a good day. But I’m glad to be home. Other than the laundry…and the van cleaning…and emptying the coolers…and cleaning the house and taking care of the dog…but at least I can type on a real keyboard again with an actual mouse attached. That’s gotta be worth something.