The police officer that pulled my wife over (for a non-working license plate light) asked her that question when he noticed the 8 kids in the Great White Van with us. "Down to Alabama." Was her reply. He asked "What's down there?" and she responded with "Our really good friends!"
She was right. The Amazing Amsdens are some of our really good friends!
But more on them later ... I mention the police officer because of what happened after he came back to the car. He began to explain to Karen that she didn't have any outstanding warrants (we knew that already) and was about to provide a mini lecture on the need to fix the light over the rear license plate ... when several cars drove past us on the highway, one of them having not moved over from the right lane. The officer was in mid-sentence and then looked down the road ... "Yeah, he's not moving over." He looked at us again, quickly handed Karen her paperwork back and just said "Um, you're free to go." He then RAN back to his patrol car and sped off, presumably to chase down the vehicle that didn't move over as they passed us earlier.
I guess that car was worth more police points than ours was. :)
Song of the Day:
I'll have to add the YouTube links later, but today's song is "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The moon was out while I drove through the night and I just kept thinking of this song. There was no 'bad moon' but it is a catchy tune so don't read too much into it. The cop experience was anything but a bad situation ... more funny than anything.