We here in the World Wide Web occasionally poke fun at ourselves for our #bloggerproblems, dear readers; but I have to be honest…sometimes the struggle is truly real!! 😜
Take this particular afternoon, for example. Robin and I had planned to go for a little drive out to Chilliwack to enjoy the sunny (but still disappointingly cool) weather, and then do a photoshoot a couple of hours prior to showing up at our friends’ place for dinner and a movie.
After a pitstop at Winners so Robin could stretch his legs – and I could indulge in a bit of shopping, of course! – we cruised along in the direction of home, keeping our eyes open for a nice quiet spot out in the countryside to take pics. We thought we found it at a crossroads next to a pretty trestle bridge…but the minute we set up our camera and tripod?? The non-existent traffic (seriously, not a single car in sight) changed to a rural rush-hour of pickup trucks and tractors.
Rather than continuously dodging vehicles (inconvenient and dangerous) we decided to move on to greener pastures – literally! – and found what we thought was the perfect dead-end gravel pullout with nothing but chirping birds to be heard and a lovely view of a winding creek and budding willows. Out came the camera setup … Robin proceeded to start snapping away … and I kid you not, within minutes there was the unmistakeable drone of an approaching engine.
This time it wasn’t a tractor, but some sort of miniature backhoe that was determined to disrupt our photography session. And it wasn’t just going to pass us by either; that farm-machinery menace pulled over right behind me…and Old McDonald and his wife climbed out to go for a walk!! To be fair, they did first ask if they were in the way – to which my dear hubby ever so politely replied “of course not!”…but WTF?!
We finally managed to get our photos done when we stopped yet again in a proper recreational park; three times is the charm, after all!! And we were only fifteen minutes late for our dinner date…which we very definitely felt we’d earned that night!! 😁