Friday, June 20, 2008

Jill's side of the story...got water?

So Wednesday after a beautiful day at Mt Vernon in Virginia, Famous Klo decided that she wanted to go see a lighthouse, so she told her gps "Magellan, take me to the Historical lighthouse!" (not really but I'm trying to make the story funnier than Klos...)
so anyways, we take this LONG road trip, and the sky gets darker,,,not that anyone notices...and we end up running straight into THIS sign...



but does that stop us? No....

so we stop this lady, and say "is there a lighthouse somewhere near here? And the skinny wench says "yes, right down this little path, it's not far at all!"...

so Klo says "Jill, we'll stay in the car, go take a picture of the light house."

So Dumb Jill starts walking...and walking..and walking...and almost a half mile later, the heavens open up and drop BUCKETS of water...I mean..close your eyes and walk cause you can't see CRAP amounts of water...and I'm like.."omg...I'm a half a mile away from the car, but WHAT IF the lighthouse is just around that corner, and I HAVE to get a pic for famous Klo, because she'd love me forever??" So...I forge on....in the pouring down rain..with the thunder and lightning going crazy over my head...my shoes are drenched, my clothes are soaked, and i'm freaking out cause i'm seriously in the middle of NOWHERE, down a little path, with trees and forest everywhere, thunder overhead, barely visible, watch wayyyy too many movies and read waaayyy too many scary stories, thinking hatchet annie is gonna come out of the trees and drag me into a swamp..but...i forge on cause klo needs her damn picture....

so as I'm about to give up and cry, i come into a clearing (camera hiding under my soaking wet shirt, still getting drenched, can't see worth crap...) and I see this teeny tiny boarded up hunk of junk HOUSE with a little glass dome on top. I am seriously beyond pissed at this point, and thinking that this piece of crap can't possibly be KLO's famous lighthouse, I decide to keep walking to see if the lighthouse was hiding behind the shack...omg...nope...that was it! This is what I risked my life for! (i'm laughing out loud with tears in my eyes as i type this cause it was soooo not funny that it was hilarious!) so I pull out my wet camera, and try to dry it off to take the damn picture, but there's not a damn dry bone or piece of clothing on me, so I take the picture with a wet lense,



and then back up a ways, take another pic,



and then realize i have to walk another half mile back to the car, and it's still raining....I walk, I feel sorry for myself, I'm about to cry, when out of the bushes comes my knight in wet clothing. Kloey came to rescue me cause she thought i was gonna drown!





I walk towards her with my head down, pretending that I was gonna cry, ready to melt into her arms,


cause i'm seriously freaked out about being alone in the boonies for a half an hour, and then as I'm telling her the story about the boarded up piece of crap light house, and i show her the pic on the camera, we both crack up so hard that we almost fall down into the mud puddle at our feet. Seriously laughed all the way back to the car, dripping wet..and this is what we looked like...





and this is Steph...all snug as a freakin bug in the car with her book, not a wet drop on her freakin body.....




oh,,,and here are my shoes.


Where are they now, you ask?? At the last hotel in the trash can, thank you very much!

Now, tune into Famous Klo's blog at www.scrappingklo.blogspot.com for HER version of the story!!

4 comments:

About Me. said...

You are an amazing friend. If I am ever on a road trip, I want you with me. Great photos!

Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Jill! LOL...okay...I am seriously not laughing at you, but with you! Love your story telling abilities! Years ago, I recall an experience similar to that with my mom and I. Her must be destination was a cemetary as we were on a geneology hunt....LOL... sufficed it to say we also were drowned rats! What a great story you have here that you can now scrap!
Robin (tqmnurse)
http://tqmnurse.blogspot.com

MrsBubblehead said...

lol!!!
Jill your story telling skills are HILARIOUS!! You poor little thing ~ the pictures are cute!! lol!

LaurieStar said...

What a funny story with the pictures to prove it! Ha ha...