Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Not-So Smart Car
We saw this Smart Car in a dealership parking lot today. TCGuy's remark after seeing the Obama bumper sticker was..."That's not such a Smart car."
Well, our trip to the NASCAR races in Talladega, AL were fun, although bad weather cancelled the Saturday Nationwide Race. They held both the Sprint Cup Race and the Nationwide Race on Sunday. Congratulations to the winners...Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski.
The weather on Saturday held chances of tornadoes in the area, but thank God Talladega was spared. So many people camp out around the track that a tornado would have been devastating. The day was filled with thunder, lightening, wind and rain...but no tornado. Unfortunately, there were deaths in Mississippi due to tornadoes on Saturday, and our hearts go out to those families.
We set out yesterday morning to return home, but things didn't work out the way we had planned. Car troubles have caused us to be stranded here in Birmingham, AL for 2 extra days (so far). Parts are on order and with any luck, we'll be out of here tomorrow afternoon if they can figure out what exactly is causing the problem (the serpentine belt keeps shredding). Thank God it happened before we left on our 700 mile trip back home.
So, all I can say is purchasing a little Acer Aspire Netbook for taking on trips was a great idea. At least I have something to do. I'm reading "The Real George Washington", which is a great book, but when I get tired of reading, the netbook gives me a chance to keep up with the blog.
Well...thank goodness the Comfort Inn has a laundry.