Sunday, February 26, 2006

Trailer Trash

I took a momentus road trip with a couple of friends many years ago. We were in a van pulling a trailer. In the town of Gorda, California, there was a car pulling a pop-up camping trailer stopped to turn left into a store. We ran into the back of said trailer, mangling it and our front end. The owners got out, opened the door of the pop-up trailer and let their children out! We hid our bag of weed where it could easily be retreived after all the police reports were filed. They were one hour into what was going to be a two week camping adventure with there friend's borrowed camper. The woman was crying hysterically that we had "ruined their whole vacation." I remember thinking that letting your children ride in a trailer that had been improperly hitched with no brake lights was a recipe for having your trip ruined.

Then, about four days later, we were on the interstate in Flagstaff, Arizona, when I looked out the passenger window, and said to my friend, Tom, who was driving and whose father owned the now crippled van and trailer, "uh, dude, the trailer is passing us on the right." Sure enough, the trailer had come loose and was passing us. Eventually it began turning cartwheels and ended up in the median of the highway on a rainy, Arizona dusk. As we tried to purchase safety chains to better secure the little flat-bed at the Flagstaff Sears and Roebuck, a holier-than-thou little Nancy-boy clerk wanted to deny our only currency, Tom's Sears card, because he hadn't signed the back of the card. He eventually succumed to the glares of the three exhausted and unwashed stoners and let us have the goods.

My friend, the Idiot Drummer, is due to arrive at my house around eight this morning. We are going to get in my truck and stink it up all the way to Lakeland, Florida, where I am going to attach a 3300 pound behemouth to the hitch and drag it back to Nashville. We are coming back through Alabama, so we don't have to go over the mountain at Monteagle. My other, saner, intelligenter friends are convinced I am going to have at least one good trailer story to post here at the gathering of knuckleheads.

I am hoping for an uneventful trip.


At 9:46 AM , Anonymous Marc said...

WOW....I can't wait til you get back to hear what (might have) happened. ;)

At 5:39 PM , Blogger Aunt B said...

Have a safe trip!

At 9:08 PM , Blogger ceeelcee said...

Godspeed Senor Cabeza del Knuckle, you crazy bastard!

At 9:57 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

And to you, A Safe Trip, Good Sir.



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