In the middle of a pandemic, Alan White and Midge try and escape the Chicago for a few hours seeking the perfect riverside park for a picnic.
Four long hours later!
Lost in the Wilds of ILLINOIS....???
Alan: Where are we, I can't believe we can't get cell phone service out here?
Midge: Well the clue would be, we ran out of road an hour ago. (Sigh)
Alan: How old is this map anyway?
Midge: Chris said her parents had the jeep forever. Could be 20 years...
Alan: Are we still in McHenry county?
Midge: Are we still in ILLINOIS???
Alan: Well how about we picnic here?
Midge: I didn't bring much food, I thought we would have somewhere to stop? Of course I didn't know we were taking only BACK roads!
Alan: Where's your sense of adventure....?
Alan: Yugh, this is squishy here. I suppose 7 days of rain will do that. I guess we can eat in the Jeep.
Midge: I for one, need to stretch my legs and my rear. Owweee! This really isn't a road at all.
/FLASH!\ Flash! BOOOM!
Oh, no........that sounds like a storm coming our way.
Alan: (chewing on a cold hotdog) Check the radio...if we can get a station?
"Psst, crackle, hisss, "....this is Station WBFNW bringing you a weather warning. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Winnebago, Boone, and McHenry counties. A line of severe thunderstorms including hail and high winds stretching from Pecatonia, Illinois to Burlington, Wisconsin moving South East at 40 mph. ....Pssst, crackle..hissss...bzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Alan: Oh, great that is definitely us, no matter where we are...since we've been heading west for hours. So much for a picnic...let's get out of here.
(Wheels spinning---ERrRRRR, errrrrr, )
Midge, you drive and I will try and push us out of this muddy hole.
Midge: I haven't driven a stick in a long time....(RRRrrrrrr, pop, crunch, rrrrrrr, _). DARN!
Alan: Pull the stick to Center--Right, and then Up...Just get it in drive and I will push.
Alan: Ugh, now, give it a little gas...!
Midge: It's pouring now! VROOOM! (she floors it)
Alan: Aaaaghhhh! (spitting, water--- dirt)WAIT! Let me get in!
Midge: I got a handle on this now....(Errrrrr, grind, pop, errrrr, -she makes a wicked Y turn!)
Alan: Whoa....leave some metal on the drives, will ya!
Alan:Yikes, take it easy!
Midge: Now, let's find a real road...! Vrooooom....bummp, crack, bump vrrrooom!
Alan: Um, maybe we should turn right up here!
Midge: Sure Livingston....I think we will go straight until we hit a real road...!
Just a little HFIM saga.....
LOST IN THE WILDS OF ILLINOIS...!
Making the diorama
Jeep: Barbie Safari Scout 1987-8 (icky decals removed)
Midge: Life In the Dream house Midge 2003
Alan: Rapunzel's Wedding Prince Stefan 2003
Alan's shirt, Vintage Ken
Midge dress: Current fashion
Miscellaneous stuff: mixed Mattel and others.
Quick pop-up Diorama 18 x 24(took me less than 5 min)
Folding foam core (covered in dull silver)
Large poster of woods
Artificial greens, plants, and flowers.
Lightening flash---accidental reflection from spotlight..(made it work).
Thank you for visiting, I will try and answer every question and comment.
Please follow me at these great blog parties:
Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi
Obviously Midge and Alan never checked the weather forecast BEFORE they set out on the road, how silly of them. The story did make me smile though Sandi and your very effective diorama looked pretty cool! :)ReplyDelete
Lol, well, that's true. But Chicagoan never really know what goes on west of O'Hara anyway...lol.Thanks, SandiDelete
Ha,ha, one might say the young lovers hit their first patch of rocky road:@)ReplyDelete
LOL, for sure!!! too funny, thanks for visiting, SandiDelete
Wow, Sandi, your dolls are really adventurous! And that's a really cool car they have. I'm a little afraid my crew would get so lost I'd never find them! LOL!! Love your attention to detail!ReplyDelete
Too funny, you should talk about details...ha. City kids are different than country kids..., We lived in N. Wisconsin for college years and then 7 years more....then I drew a line and said, south of Madison WI...ha! So we ended up in Chicagoland, but I'm still a bit of a country girl. Thanks for stopping by, SandiDelete