Well, it didn't. But it sure did change things up a bit when someone from the land of "milk and honey" tried to "get my money"...
Last Saturday my craving for a country ride was quelled when Steve and the kids agreed that we could try a new bike trail in rural Pennsylvania. Around 30 miles Northwest of Lancaster we found a great rail trail that allowed us to ride through gorgeous farmland and beautiful woodlands. The trail head parking lot was in a very small town named Cornwall. Manicured lawns and Mennonite girls riding bikes in dresses set the scene.
Apparently the police didn't expect this in their small community either. When we called them they were absolutely livid. They explained that this had never happened here before. They encouraged me to watch my bank accounts for activity and to let them know what stores the cards were used in so they could retrieve the in-store cameras. They were obviously ready to get these individuals off their streets. After collecting all the necessary information they proceeded to clean up the glass and tape plastic over the space of the missing window. The kids have even greater respect for the men and women in blue, given their empathetic, good-Samaritan ways of treating us.
So "no" this didn't ruin our day at all. Monday (run-around-and-straighten-out-all-the-mess day) was not our favorite but the memory of a beautiful family day in rural Pennsylvania has no tarnish.