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 out..how 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. https://www.facebook.com/TheMOOTruck. 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!