As we were on our way to choir I noticed that one of our rivers/spillways had been frozen over and was starting to thaw. I wanted to stop and get pictures; but we were going to be late. So...
I waited until we were going home and I pulled off the road onto the shoulder, put the emergency blinkers on, and climbed out to walk back to take the pictures. While I was out there the Highway Patrol quickly pulled off the road.
Here is what was said.
"Ma'am, are you in need of assistance?" said with a very stern look on their faces - there were two of them.
"Who me, Officer?"
They did not laugh.
"No, I just really wanted to get pictures of the ice on the river!" (said with a giggle and a sheepish smile)
"We just needed to be sure that you were not stranded and in need of assistance." (I think that saying the word 'assistance' makes it sound more official-don't you?)
At this point I put my hand on the arm of the Officer nearest me in the car --WHY did I do that do you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA!!! He could have shot me or wrestled me to the ground for aggressive behavior or something. Anyway, I put my hand on his arm like he was an old friend and said,
"Thank you soo much for stopping, I really appreciate it." Again with a sheepish grin.
They were still not amused and looked at me with those looks of theirs that say, "Don't".
They pull ed away and when I got back to the van, the girls were in a tizzy screaming that the police stopped me and one of them was actually hiding on the floor of the car!!! They thought that I was going to be arrested for taking the pictures. I almost couldn't drive because I was laughing so hard.
So, here are the pictures. And you better like them for all that I went through to get them!!! ;)