• punctured tire
  • My hero, Adam
  • Beautiful polarized skies!

Ohhhhh.... Fudge!

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If you recognize the line from "A Christmas Story", then you'll immediately understand the predicament we found ourselves in this morning!

We got up early to hike the Flatrock/Roaring Plains area of Dolly Sods Wilderness. We wanted to get out early since the forecast for the afternoon/evening was rain and thunderstorms. We had a fantastic hike along the North Prong Trail. Afterwards we decided to drive the rest of Dolly Sods Road up to Bear Rocks.

The road was in really rough shape from the winter, and we managed to hit a sharp stone in a pothole and busted our tire wide open. Adam grumbled about the tire and I took photos while he worked on getting it changed.

I even put the circular polarizer on for this lovely scene of Adam changing the flat. I figured the addition of a filter makes it almost like real photography.

This shot is along the main road through Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. If you're ever in this part of West Virginia, don't miss Dolly Sods. It's a high mountain plateau. You drive up a very steep, winding road - but once you get to the top the terrain is relatively flat and plain-like for about ten miles across the mountaintop. The climate, animal-life and vegetation are more like Canada than the mid-Atlantic. It's a beautiful place to hike, backpack, or get an annoying flat tire. :-)

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  1. frontporchblues 85 months ago | reply

    oh thank heavens for Adam and the circular polarizer did a great job too!!!

  2. pilz8 85 months ago | reply

    Bummer about the flat, but at least you were in a awesome place!!! Nice shot!!

  3. MNesterpics 85 months ago | reply

    to bad about the tire
    the sky does look good
    can't wait to see the rest to the pictures

  4. VickerMonkee 85 months ago | reply

    Uh oh! That's never a good time!

    But, this sounds like a great place to spend some time... with a tire that isn't flat, that is!

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  5. jacoreflex 85 months ago | reply

    Aie realiste photo

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  6. ♥ Hazed ♥ 85 months ago | reply

    Total bummer but fantastic shot and composition!!

  7. ((¯¨¤» Þâbè£ «¤¨¯)) 85 months ago | reply

    bad luck... but it seems a beautiful place!

  8. Jeanie's Pics 85 months ago | reply

    oh no, but looks like a beautiful day!

  9. TomFlikrPhotos 85 months ago | reply

    "But I didn't say 'fudge'..."

    Good photo capturing a scene we can all relate to, but in a gorgeous spot. Last flat tire I got was in the rain on an interstate.

    The sky here is lovely and I like the strong vanishing point of the road. Well captured - you have a good eye, and willingness to take something nice from a tough situation.

  10. [Christine] 85 months ago | reply

    Ben: Wow... I wish I'd had that premonition instead! Adam said he'd woken up with an "ill omen" feeling about heading into Dolly Sods, but decided to ignore it.

    Tom: We didn't say "fudge", either! ;-)

  11. susie 1 85 months ago | reply

    He looks like a handy man to have around, they do have their uses sometimes. Lol

  12. ►chris◄ 85 months ago | reply

    A Christmas Story is my fave! The whole Ovaltine connection is the best. This sucks but definitely a photo op for sure!

  13. MayJ 85 months ago | reply

    LOL never a dull moment in your photo stream! Great shot of your handy hubby in action!

  14. deerluvr 85 months ago | reply

    at least you got your tire fixed! so, there must be more photos to come? :-) when it comes to flat tires, I just call CAA:-)

  15. The Horse Whisperer [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    LOL ya never know what you are going to run into!

  16. Alan Hostetler 85 months ago | reply

    Nice place to spend some extra time, I guess :-) Looks like you had a full size spare tire- much better than the donut tire I remember having to put on my car once years ago.

  17. loopykd 85 months ago | reply

    Don't you just love a husband that does this kind of stuff. He probably didn't even complain or ask you to help! I love that!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  18. Deb Snelson 85 months ago | reply

    I think they named a TV show after you -- The Adventures of .... Christine! I left out the "old" part since you are definitely not old! Great shot -- what a delightful hubby, too! He did all the work while you took a photo!

  19. Aaron of NEPA 85 months ago | reply

    Beautiful indeed... bummer about the tire.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    now playing: Mogwai - "Rock Action"

  20. bearklektor [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A Christmas Story- the movie, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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