Long story short (minus all the amazing ice cream creation details) we were driving back in Penny from our impromptu fro-yo date and I hear from the drivers seat next to me, Uh oh, she's going to go. Sure enough, 30 seconds later she sputters to a stop. Luckily we were able to turn off into a side street to escape the busy main road we were on, but it was unsettling nonetheless. Jason got out to investigate and I started to dig in my wallet for my trusty AAA card. He gets back in, turns her on and surprisingly she was good to go.
But only until 5 minutes later when the same thing happened. We were under the impression that the carburetors (which are due next for a rebuild) were getting flooded because after letting her sit for a minute or two she kept turning back on fine. Finally, we were about three blocks from our house and she failed for the third and final time with a failed attempt at resuscitation. We had to abandon ship.
Luckily we were within walking distance, so we unloaded the puppies and set out for the house. I felt bad leaving her behind!
Maybe this will be the worst that we see from old Penny, but I will have my shiny gold AAA handy card just in case!