Monday, June 30, 2014

Blame It On The Rain...

As most of you probably already know from my overwhelming Facebook and Instagram posts, Anthony and I just returned from an impromptu Hawaiian vacation. While we were there, we decided to rent a Jeep Wrangler so we could explore the island on our own time. We got a cherry red Jeep with a soft top so we could make it an airy convertible whenever we wanted to. We took advantage of this amenity for the first day right away (once we drove back to Thrifty Car Rental to ask them to show us how to do it) and loved every minute of it. Although one side was a little bit busted and it took about ten minutes to snap it back into place, we didn't mind as it made us look like cool locals. As anyone who has been to Hawaii may know, it tends to downpour for about ten minutes at a time and then it magically clears up and is beautiful and sunny again.
After we hiked Diamond Head on the third day of our vacation, we took the top off the Jeep and decided to cruise around the South Shore, being the tourists that we were. All of a sudden, it started to sprinkle and before we could turn to each other to utter the words, "we have to put the top up" it started to downpour. Hard. Coincidentally, at that very moment, we were also stuck at a traffic light that was literally the longest light in history (I swear it's in the Guinness Book of World Records) and there was absolutely nothing we could do. The interior of the Jeep (along with Anthony and I) were soaked, the cup holders started to fill up with water and I thought the Jeep was going to fill up like a bathtub. We both just looked at each other and busted out laughing. It was very romantic and funny in a Lucy and Desi kind of way. Finally the light changed and we drove to the next clearing we saw, pulled over and attempted to put the top on. After the typical ten minute chore, we had success! It took the Jeep at least two days to fully dry out and still slightly smelled like mildew when we dropped it off...oops!

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