I was gonna save this Texas tall tale for a stellar end to the ongoing saga of "As The Wheel Turns", but seeing as how today is a certain couple's anniversary...I thought I'd make it my little gift to them!
As the show draws to an end, saying we are tired and ready to head home is like saying the ocean is salty and wet. It is and we are! The show closes on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and it's a mad dash to start packing and loading. Everyone is jockeying for a place to pull in their trailers. This year was a little tricky with the added vendors at the back.
Cat Daddy and I have learned over the years to just bide our time and wait, but we only have a four hour drive home. Many of these vendors have states...many states...to cross to get back home. Case in point...Kim and David.
They're from Tennessee and time on the road spells M.O.N.E.Y! (Not to mention...they had two precious grandchildren anxiously awaiting 'em back home!) Since their trailer was parked behind their tent, they began meticulously packing and loading at a little past four. No problem...right?
Seems there was...ahem...the small problem of not being able to back their truck to the trailer...all accesses being blocked by cars and trucks.
What's a junker to do you ask? The only thing they can do I answer.
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad...then the trailer must go to the truck. (I didn't realize what
brain fart plan of action David and Cat Daddy had formulated or I'da had my camera ready sooner!)
In lieu of a photo...I'm gonna ask y'all to try and visualize this in your mind...'kay?
Picture David holding the tent up by the center pole while simultaneously, C.D. and some of the guys lifting the trailer by the tongue (that's guy talk for the thingy that hooks the trailer to the vehicle) and rolling it backwards through the tent into the pathway in front!
Tell me we're not a circus of stars. Heck...we even got strongmen!
With a lot of maneuvering and fancy footwork...along with Kim telling 'em how the cow ate the cabbage...they navigated that loaded trailer down and around...only dropping it once! Beefcake...you betcha...but these guys got them some brains to back up all that brawn, demonstrating they are more than just pretty faces!
Although Kim and David had a slew of problems beginning with tires (plus a lack of bathroom service) and ending with a landlocked trailer...through it all I never heard a cross word between the two of 'em. Their marriage is rock hard...bonded with love...and maybe a pail or two of cement!
The end result...see for yourself. Two perfect unions...truck and trailer...Kim and David...travelling down the road to happiness!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU TWO!!!
May the road of life find the wind at your backs and the sun on your faces...
and clean, working restrooms along the way!