As we’re leaving Middletown after our hot air balloon ride (the same Middletown which burnt to the ground in the Valley Fire of 2015), we’re driving down this windy mountain road when all of a sudden we’re driving through smoke.
We come around a blind curve to find a white van pulled to the side of the road and FIRE IS DRIPPING FROM ITS UNDERCARRIAGE.
Jeff, my sexy pilot, pulls our car over and jumps out.
He runs to the van where PEOPLE ARE SITTING INSIDE.
“Get out!” he yells.
No one moves.
“Get out of the car!” he tries again.
Still, no one moves.
One last time, “Get out of the car it’s on FIRE!!!”
The car occupants obviously understood the word “FIRE” because they jumped out of the car.
That’s when Jeff, the hero of this story and my current crush, jumped INTO the burning vehicle.
He moved it away from the dry brush it was near and away from overhanging trees so that it wouldn’t catch the forest on fire.
Because what Middletown really DOESN’T need is another forest fire.
In the end, there was nothing to do but let the car burn.
Jeff ushered us back in our car and we left the scene.
About 5 minutes into our drive we finally passed 2 fire trucks coming up the grade to deal with the fire.
I can only image what the scene must’ve looked like by then.
Here is the picture I took of the car fire.
Notice Jeff literally flying in from the right side (dressed in khakis) to save the day.
I know what you’re thinking.
You’re thinking, “Is he single?”
And the answer is no, he’s married.
But a girl can fantasize.