The WV car show came to town this weekend. In general, I couldn’t really care less about new car models, horsepower, etc. I mean, I like horsepower. I used to like to drive fast until I got my first ticket. That first (and last) ticket came in 1995 and cost me $155. The cheapskate in me kicked in and I rarely speed any more. It just costs too much. Anyhow, I don’t read Car and Driver or Off-Road Hero or anything of the sort. I like a car/truck/van to get me where I am going and that’s about all I care about (point of proof, I drive a man-van..the dreaded minivan…but it’s outfitted with XM Radio so I can blare the hottest hairband tunes from the 80s).
Anyhow, so I don’t care much about cars, but Friday was date night + kids…the extended version. The kids got their report cards and they looked pretty great so we went to celebrate by eating at the local Japanses steak house. Isaac and I especially like the part when the chef lays down a path of corn whiskey and sets the place ablaze for a moment. Anyhow, normally on such a special night, we would finish dinner, then head to Sam’s and finally to the tastee-freeze to cap it all off! Sam’s was too busy so we headed to Kroger where they happened to have free tickets to the WV car show laying around…<ding>FREE TICKETS!</ding> “Yes, I’d like 4 please, and hurry so we can still hit the tastee-freeze!”
We jumped in the man-van and headed downtown to check out the latest from Detroit. Upon entering the door, what do my wonderous eye behold, but the General Lee…yes, THE General Lee. Now, in case you don’t recall, I sort of have a thing for the Dukes of Hazzard . Emily bought me the entire DVD collection of the Dukes for Christmas this year. The Dukes rate second only to my M*A*S*H DVD collection. My children mean almost as much to me as these collections. Just kidding…anyhow, the kids and I (they are so awesome – the kids like the Dukes a lot too…we’ve been watching episodes over and over…still on Season 1!) stood and drooled over the General for at least 10 minutes. We didn’t speak. We just had a connection. It was 3 with the machine. We were mere inches from my Dixie Dream! I suppose there were other cars in the auditorium, but I had seen the promised land!