i have a feeling everyone wants to know FIRST about the man i met thursday night!!!!
i don't have any pictures of him, sorry!
the men in marlin, texas, are sooooo nice!!!!
thursday night i was headed to dallas to spend the weekend with suzanne. i usually leave earlier but didn't get on the road til 7:30 pm. i like to go "the back way" up 6 & 35. it's a nicer drive - through the "country", through some little towns. the scenery is much nicer than that on 45. and it's closer to the arlington/fort worth area where suzanne is.
so i'm driving along, got the stereo blasting with my favorite kip moore cd & i'm daydreaming about building a house out in the country. and it's getting dark. it gets REAL dark out in the country!!! there wasn't a whole awful lot of traffic, but i hit a patch where there were lots of semi's & cars. so i had to pull over for awhile in marlin. i didn't really want to, i really just wanted to get to dallas & still had about an hour & a 1/2 to go, but at the moment, it was the best thing to do.
well, i met a man!!! he was really sweet & wanted to know all about me!!! he was genuinely interested. but he really wasn't "my type"-- he had blond hair, no mustache, definitely not a "sam elliott"!!! he had total control of the conversation though & asked me lots of questions. like where i lived, what part of town that was - he said he wasn't real familiar with houston, but he'd been there - he wanted to know where i was headed & when i'd be coming back, what i was going to do while in dallas.....he was really impressed with my car & the fact that i was getting 26 mpg. he wanted to see a picture of me but all i had was the one on my driver's license - he was satisfied with that but for a few minutes i thought he was going to keep it! he finally gave it back to me! he told me i was a "pretty fast woman." i just looked at him with a puzzled stare. he said, "i've had my eye on you for quite awhile." then i noticed he had a wedding ring on his left hand. i thought, "oh, no, i'm in trouble!"
we chatted for a little bit & he said, "stay right here. i've got a present for you in my car." he had been getting a little too personal & i was thinking, "oh, i hope this present isn't an expensive one. i don't want to "owe" this man i just met anything."
when he came back, he handed me my "gift" & asked for my autograph. his last words to me were "well, you have a nice time in dallas this weekend & come back. you have a clean record, so this is just a warning, but please keep it at 70 or below & you'll do just fine!! you'll get to dallas & you might even get better gas mileage!"
ok, i began to breathe again!!!! but, being a "professional blogger", i HAD been thinking "what a great blog post this is going to be!!!"
i set my cruise control at 69 & got to dallas a little over an hour & a 1/2 later.
and officer grote, if you're reading this, by the time i got to dallas i was getting 30 mpg!!!!!! thank you for being such a sweet man & only giving me a warning instead of a speeding ticket!!!!!
and for the record, i set my cruise control the entire way home at 1 mile under the speed limit & didn't see a single (or married!) cop the entire drive home!!!!!