after a very fun wednesday night out i woke up last thursday morning fairly hungover/tired but ready to tackle the kentucky derby 2010 weekend.
there was lots to celebrate, muffin was officially turning 30, it was kate's bachelorette weekend, and lots of UD ladies getting together - essentially it was time to evacuate the dance floor (whoa whoa).
when i arrived at muffin's house in lakewood, CD's were gathered, bottled water was purchased, twizzlers were ready to be eaten, and muffin's mom even got us a triptik from AAA.
alexa and muffin roadtrip to KY: annnnnnnnnnnnd go!
everything was going smoothly until we got about 60 miles outside of louisville, suddenly traffic came to a crawl, like 5 miles an hour crawl, and it stayed like that.
our friends AJP and lara were ahead of us about 15 miles and told us that there was an overturned semi-truck causing the commotion which sucked, but we suddenly had bigger problems.
the check engine and coolant level light came on in muffin's A4 - we ignored it.
that is until the engine started smoking....
we immediately pulled over, took about 15 minutes figuring out how to pop the hood, and made a very scientific observation that the car was leaking coolant. (see pic)
cue calling roadside assistant and a 2 1/2 plus hour wait on the side of 71 south.
muffin and her sad little broken car hanging out on the side of the highway... no, she's not bitter AT ALL.
are we having fun yet?
as you can see from the picture there's still an accident causing traffic to crawl so people are constantly asking us if we need help. granted, this was VERY kind, but every two seconds we had to be like, "no, we're ok, thank you!" - meh, it could have been worse.
thankfully we had excellent attitudes. i mean, at least we weren't stranded alone, the sun was shining, and we could laugh out loud at each other, A LOT.
confession: peeing between car doors happened - thank god for wendy's napkins.
finally, over 2 1/2 hours later, the tow truck arrived and muffin and i hopped in the truck family shotgun style with a toothless chain smoking man from KY. 50 minutes later we were at the audi dealership and court was there to bring us back to our rental house.
ten hours later.
luckily there were cocktails waiting for us.
and to think that was just the beginning...
...to be continued!
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