There in her cup holder sat her “Is Your Picker Broke” coffee mug, full of the yumminess that is a Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
They sped down the freeway and then through town. Pretty soon the landscape filled with more big granite boulders and less tract houses. They drove past general stores and past cactus plants taller than Gladys. Gladys adjusted her sunglasses and sipped her Latte. They drove and drove for what seemed like days. Kahuna ever the gentleman asked “looks like you downed that latte. Would you like to stop and use the restroom?” Gladys looked at the nothingness all around her and said “is there a restroom behind one of those boulders or do I have to squat behind a yucca?” Kahuna patted her hand and sweetly replied “no sweetheart there is a Circle K around this next bend.” Gladys rolled her eyes and thought yeah right.
The little SUV swung tight around the next curve and slowed as they entered a quaint little burg. There looming in the distance was the Circle K convenience store.
Is Your Picker Broke” coffee mug while Gladys went in search of the loo. Gladys made her way to the counter and asked the clerk if they had a public restroom. The clerk, Tammy Sue, looked Gladys up and down and replied “nope. The nearest one would be down at the Mobile Station and honestly I wouldn’t let my dog use it.” Gladys now panic stricken looked up and down the main street of the little community and asked “how far to the next public restroom?” Tammy Sue looked around at the empty store and said “too long for you to have to wait. Just go ahead and use ours, it’s around the corner and behind the stacks of Bud.” Gladys thanked the kind clerk effusively and made her way through the stacks of inventory and into a well worn but surprisingly clean room of relief.
Once relief had been obtained Gladys joined Kahuna at the cash register to pay for their now full “Is Your Picker Broke” mugs and some Corn Nuts. Yes, it is the breakfast of champions. They once again embarked upon their journey. They spoke of many things on their drive through the countryside. They spoke of the fact that rattlesnakes like rocky boulder terrain as well as scorpions and spiders. They commented on the number of motorscooter enthusiast out for a Sunday ride. Mostly they just wondered if they were lost.
Finally Kahuna spotted the sign and they turned down another winding road which descended into a valley. Now at this point all Gladys could do was start singing “down in the valley, valley so low..”, which was probably the result of too much coffee and not enough Corn Nuts. They continued on until they spotted some Teepees. “Are we going to go trade furs to the Native Americans” Gladys asked.
“Oh Goody” Gladys cried “a cross country run!” Kahuna looked at Gladys and flashed his winning smile. They pulled into the parking area amongst a group of trailers and trucks.
They disembarked the vehicle while Boz barked his arrival.
What did you do on spring forward day?
Thank you 3-Day Ranch for the wonderful day. This was the Southern California Equestrian Sports three day USEF recognized trials in Aguanga, CA. They can be found at www.scessports.org or visit 3 Day Ranch by clicking on the link.
Up and Over
I think I heard him scream "Oh SHIT!" as he went over.