Sunday, February 1, 2009

ROAD TRIP..................

My girlfriend, Yolanda and I started out Friday morning on a road trip to Charlotte, NC, well let me just say we didn’t get too far and OMG we were not even over the 14th Street Bridge and we heard a really loud pop. We looked at each other and were like WTH, she pulled over on the shoulder of Interstate 395 South, yes the shoulder, a very scary spot. As we started to make a few calls, DC’s finest pulled up and asked if there was a problem. He then stopped traffic to get us to a much safer place. I must say Officer Anderson was a Godsend. He not only put us in a safer place, he also changed the tire. Let me also mention this was a rental car, which we were not about to drive with a donut on it, so the other great part of this story -- we were one exit away from the rental car place – now how good was that, our Angels were watching over us.. So, in the name of Cici, who would have killed me if I didn’t take pictures and blog about this
Check out our view of the Jefferson Memorial /Washington Monument
while we waited for help... Little did we know help was on the way...

and that he was going to be so kind to actually change the tire


Thank you Officer Anderson!

Well I am happy to report we made it to Charlotte safely. Our trip was for Yolanda to visit her Godmother Lula who had been moved to Hospice this past week, well sadly enough Lula took a turn for the worst and her fight is now over and she has no more suffering. Despite all of this Yolanda is doing okay and she was able to spend time with her cousin.

Behind the scenes CiCi was arranging my visit to the LYS Charlotte Yarn -- which happens to be Crimson Purl’s favorite yarn store. Just so happened everything worked out and we met Stacey that afternoon. And of course, you can’t pass up the opportunity to visit a new yarn store. Even though Yolanda, who is a NON knitter, but as she says she knows when we travel together, I will want to go to the yarn store gave me a time limit in the store, was very nice about it, because of course I went a little over.......BTW, she picked out some yarn and one day--yes one day it will become a FO for her.

Stacey talking to CiCi

Stacey enabling me to SHOP!

Stacey is as nice in person --as she is on her blog. She was very hospitable and it was such a pleasure to meet her. She showed me around and pointed out the unique yarns and helped me pick out some for CiCi. We really had a great visit with her would love to do it again and next time take CiCi.


Stacey, Chelette, Yolanda


On the ride home, I have started Yolanda’s Drop Stitch Wavey scarf, in the Merisoft Hand Painted by Punta Yarns.

Regardless of a few ups and downs, the road trip really was a good one!

13 comments:

msloloknits said...

Glad you had a safe trip to Charlotte. I visited the shop when I there a few years ago. I understand that they have since moved to a larger place.

C Meir said...

I'm so glad you are OK. Was the Cop cute?

urbanknitrix said...

Yeah for Mr. Officer. Glad you ladies made it safe. You all look so lovely...especially that yarn your holding.

My best moments traveling is when I return to D.C. I know I am home when I see the monument. It looks so beautiful.

Iron Needles said...

What an adventure! Looks like the shopping was a more excellent adventure, though...

Ria said...

I love your blog! You look like you had a great trip to Charlotte, even though the reason for the trip was sad. I really like that area myself. You really were blessed to encounter such a nice officer.

cici said...

I love how all this came together. I had no idea that Chelette was going to Charlotte and I had just written the post about Stacey. Cool huh. Glad you both had a great time. Next time it will be my turn:]

Nik said...

I read about this on Stacy's blog and i was jealous. I wish I could have met you too *pouts*

Looks like you racked up on the yarn, though.

Elle said...

What a great story! And what yummy yarn! :o)

Virtuous said...

I really hate the circumstance that brought you to Charlotte but so glad you came along to support your friend Yolanda!

Cici is just great about getting things in place! Love the pic of the monument and Wow! That cop was real nice to change the tire b/c they are not supposed to do that for you!

BTW - I love how you caught me laughing while knitting! ;op

Glad you ladies got home safely too!

Will meet Cici soon and hopefully in NY with you! :o)

Virtuous said...

Wait!! And did I read correctly Yolanda "might" start knitting!?!? SQUUUEEEEEEE! :oD

Keep encouraging her!!

Nan said...

Sounds like your adventure had many memorable parts.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

All in all it looks like you had some enjoyable times !!! Wow did you shop !

Nerry said...

Well I certainly am glad this officer was more friendly than the one Cici ran into on Thanksgiving. Cici remember Officer Gobble? LLC