Love Goggles

This guy right there on the left…yup him…that’s the guy behind the Mid Life Crises (MLC). I snapped this picture on our day out yesterday.  He seems so happy behind that wheel…happy is good.

The weekend was beautiful, just perfect to take advantage of some free time and enjoy a nice long ride in the MLC! However, there was one HUGE over site in having a convertible… Allergies!  

This has been the worst season for me in a very long time. All the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head and itchy eyes has been challenging to say the least.  Nothing says turn-off  like a woman with her nose buried in a tissue making noises that leaves everyone asking…what the hell was that!?  So the wheels started spinning … what in tarnation is it going to be like driving around in the open vessel with the pollen blowing right into my face?  My visions of cute dresses, big sunglasses and scarves were being replaced with trying to figure does one get a Hazmat suit and do they come in colors or perhaps floral prints?  

I thought about doping myself up on medication, but sleeping through the ride would defeat the purpose, so I got in, buckled up and prayed I didn’t start to look like Alice Cooper mid-ride.  It started off with, Ah-chew, I’m good, Ah-chew, don’t mind me, just keep the tissues coming and we’ll have a good time…I swear!  Hey, it’s going to take more than some pollen spores to take me down!

Off we went for an unplanned destination.  We took a loooooong drive through Bucks County, PA., which is always beautiful, even when it’s loaded with pollen. It could actually be the Pollen Capital, I’m not sure. It really felt good to take a moment and admire the beauty that surrounds us, but so often gets ignored by our busy lives.  The weather was perfect, the music was rockin and the company was just what the doctor ordered….Allergies? Who has Allergies? That’s what happens when you put your Love Goggles on…life is all good. 

Good turned into great when we stopped for a bite to eat.  We enjoyed one of the best burgers in the tri-state area at the Moo Food Truck. It’s our area’s first food truck, serving burgers that are made with all local organic ingredients, grass fed organic meat that is freshly ground and formed into a patty by the loving hands of …drum roll please…my nephew Evan (owner/operator) at the tender age of 19.  It turned extra special when we ran into my friend and her family enjoying some MOO as well…it was indeed a win-win day! 

The highlight for me, other than when the sneezing ceased, was listening to the sweet soulful sound of Al Green’s … Let’s Stay Together.  Even better was when the guy sitting next to me grabbed my hand while it was playing….oh, yes he did!

Beautiful day, wonderful company, delicious food and laughing with friends all in one day…Life is Good!  We went home, put the top up and I went food shopping…with a smile of course.  Not the ending you were expecting, but life is unpredictable so make sure you….Enjoy the Ride!

21 responses

  1. Sounds like you had a great day! My allergies kept me inside where I could actually breathe.

    1. I feel your pain! I’m so close to turning the air conditioner on in APRIL. Hope is gets better soon for you.

  2. Love me some Al Green, I do. Thanks for the post-work lifeline!

    1. Glad to oblige! Al Green is the man.

  3. Love goggles – such a fun expression! Allergy angst, living the dream, too. It has been a rough season for everyone 🙂

    1. You inspired the “taking the time to enjoy the surrounding moment” via your beautiful photos.

  4. What a lovely day! We used to live in West Chester, PA, and we loved taking drives out to Chadd’s Ford and St. Peter’s Village. That was back in the ’70’s. Wonder what it looks like now?

    1. Chadd’s Ford is absolutely beautiful!

      1. After we had moved away, we heard there had been a fire in Chadd’s Ford that destroyed many of the little shopps. I hope they built it back up. It was such a treasure. When we lived in that area, we bought some art from local artists: Peter Sculthorpe and Mildred Sands Kratz. Beautiful work!

  5. Great post! It’s like that old saying, “When life gives you allergies, make allegra.”

  6. Sounds like you had a super fantastic day! I love Love Goggles

  7. Michelle Gillies | Reply

    I’m sitting here soaking my eyes so I can read this. Great piece that resonates with us all, whether it is the drive, the convertible, the guy, the allergies, the music or the food truck. I know my husband will be asking me where the Moo Truck is and how can he get there. 😉

    1. Thank you! The MOO Truck is addicting and I’m not just saying that because I’m related.

  8. Pennsylvania is God’s country! Miss it, and know that your ride was indeed gorgeous. So glad you were able to enjoy it. Love the story and having your hand held anytime on a ride is special… your story ends like so many of mine ~ in the grocery store!!! Thanks for the post, enjoy the rest of the spring and hey, who knows maybe there is a floral hazmat suit on overstock!

    1. Thank you! I found one in pink and floral yet…lol

  9. I had terrible allergies one night and then they were gone! Since then I just sneeze once in a while. Our spring has come very early, so everything bloomed at once!
    I am glad you had a nice time~

    1. Pink trees are now terrorists in my world. I haven’t had it this bad in years and hope it ends soon,

  10. Drove through PA on the way to Chitown last summer, but didn’t see the MOO truck – would have stopped for burgs if I had. Allergies are bad for me too this season. Don’t have a convertible, but imagine all the exposure to pollen and such would help build up you immune system…but I’m no doctor. Claritin by day, antihistamines (occassionally) by nite, is how I fite.

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