It’s an adventure of course, when traveling WITHOUT 100 lbs of quilts, but throw two 50 pound military duffle bags and a 48 lb suitcase full of class supplies and a fully packed laptop bag into the mix and life can get very interesting, and very---HILARIOUS!
My dad drives a PT Cruiser. Hey, he’s a single guy in his early 70s ((any takers??!)) and this car suits him to a T ---it’s sleek, black, and it’s convertible – perfect for cruising around Arizona.
It’s also only a 2 door!
This is where the luggage-juggling comes into play.
I phoned him from the plane as soon as we land – we were early!
I tell him I will meet him at the south exit after picking up the bags --- he surely can’t miss me ---and then we start to figure out HOW to get this much luggage in a 2 door car that has almost zero trunk space unlike MY former PT that had a full hatch back.
First things first:
Trunk view – no room for quilts here!
But it does fit my main suitcase….
Can’t push the front seats forward enough to get the bags into the backseat ---what to do? What to do??!
Down comes the top!
The bags are sitting in the back seat as if they were passengers, and I’m giggling all the way ----It’s like Weekend at Bernie’s plus one of Bernie’s friends…..((Remember that movie with the dead guy they just kept moving around and propping up all over?))
After getting the bags in the car, the top went back up and we were on our way ----with thumbs up from passers by on how we wiggled ourselves out of a very tight situation.
Where’s my sharpie? I think I need to draw faces on these bags ----they just might be our ticket to stay in the HOV lane!
Plan for tonight is to order in Chinese food and kick up our feet and watch a movie and reconnect. I haven’t seen my dad in nearly 2 years since he came to see me when I was teaching for Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge.
We have lots of catching up to do!