Brett had been pining for a Vespa of his own since our days in Seattle over four years ago.
He found a used one for sale in Arkansas and checked the ad daily to see if it had sold.
We talked about getting it in May or June if it was still available but neither of us really expected it to be. It was a great deal. So, I decided to surprise Brett on Saturday morning with a trip to Rogers, AR to pick up his new mode of transportation as an early birthday gift.
I told the boys the night before that I wanted to go out for breakfast since we hadn't done that in awhile and to ensure that they'd be willing to get up and dressed in a hurry. I packed all the necessary items, grabbed my camera, and joined them in the car. We pulled out in the opposite direction of Aunt Martha's and Brett asked where we were going so I told him Waffle House. He gagged. Then I told him we were on our way to pick up his Vespa. He didn't believe me.
Six hours later his GTV 250 was parked in front of our house! He rode 100 miles home, partially in the rain, with almost no riding experience. And he looks pretty good in his riding jacket and helmet! I think I've earned a few back rubs but seeing him so happy was pretty satisfying. I'm really looking forward to date nights on the back of this thing!