Is it just me or do ice cream trucks stalk people? And do strangers always appear just when you need them most?
Let me explain. We just got back from our "practice trip" to Rhode Island. Last night when we got to our campsite, Rachel, Taylor, Christian, and I went to play at the park across the street while my parents set up the "pop." (Christian came up with that name for the pop-up camper.) We were putting on our pajamas when....
THE ICE CREAM TRUCK APPEARED. You have to understand this is a BIG deal because none of us kids had ever seen an ice cream truck before in our WHOLE ENTIRE lives. We all got ice cream.
|Rachel and me by the ice cream truck|
|Eating ice cream by the "pop"|
The next morning, my mom and dad were trying to make the camper work. It wasn't cooperating. It was very stubborn. The fuses kept on breaking (I don't really know what that means but that's what they kept saying.) My dad bought a new battery. He thought that would fix it. It didn't. The guy in charge of the campground came and tried to figure out what was wrong. He was really nice but he couldn't fix it either. Finally, we gave up and decided to just go to the beach.
We hadn't gotten very far when our car got REALLY hot so my dad had to pull over into this little parking lot for boats. You'll never guess what happened next.....
THE ICE CREAM TRUCK APPEARED. Really. I'm not lying. So, we all got ice cream again while my dad tried to figure out what was wrong with the car. Christian got a Spiderman ice cream. It was really, reallly hot outside and he wasn't so good at licking a big popsicle. It melted all over the place - and made a big, big mess. My mom even had his ice cream on her toe and shoulder. We all got saved by a man who had this - cooler - or something I can't remember it's name - for the car that made it not so hot.
Ever after we had this cooler-stuff in, we had to stop every half mile on the way to the place where they were going to fix our car. At the car place, we were sitting in the shade of some people's trees. It was hot. Really hot. We wanted to go to the beach - but they said it would take a long time to fix the car because it was a BIG leak. Then, another stranger saved us. He drove us to the beach while my dad stayed with the car.
Remember in my other post when I said something always goes wrong? Now do you see what I mean?