According to all accounts, she zipped up the highway, intent on having lunch at Curly's, a well-known eatery at the Green Bay Packers' historic Lambeau Field. A sorority sister road shotgun. The March day was sunny, but cool.
We only learned the details of Ella Numera Dos' road trip last month, when she received a letter via certified mail at our home address. Mr. Fairway went down to our local post office to pick up the missive, which turned out to be from the Virginia DMV.
The news took 3 months to travel our way. I guess the State of Wisconsin had to process the paperwork of a young out-of-state offender before sending the bad news along to her place of official residence. And, of course, our little girl wasn't going to voluntarily let us know about her traffic transgression, now, was she?
She is so busted.
Turns out the child was traveling a mere 84 mph up the highway in a 65 mph zone when a trooper pulled her over. I thought Honda Civics disintegrated at that speed.
But Ella Dos is one lucky chica. Because the officer cited her for 19 over instead of 20, she avoided the dangerous driving charge, which would have added 6 points to her license & required a much heftier fine.
As it is, the Dairy State left punishment in the hands of Ella's home state, Virginia. The Old Dominion required her to attend defensive driving class (she completed that part of her "sentence" yesterday) & she must re-apply for her license. And Ella's taking care of all the attendant costs involved, including the Wisconsin ticket & the financial hoops she must jump through here to clear her good name.
Did she learn something from this experience? A couple things, in fact.
First off, no cheeseburger is worth risking one's life & limb. And don't tick off Mr. Fairway. He's still pretty steamed at Daddy's Little Girl.