The weekend road trip was a success. The only hiccup happened on our way home this afternoon. Somewhere on I-5 south of Santa Nella, a tumbleweed the size of a Smart car hit the Phaeton head-on. It knocked the driver's side rear view mirror loose. At speed, it now vibrates and every time I shut the door, it shifts. There are also scratches on the hood, driver's side fender, A-pillar, rear view mirror, and front door.
It happened just like this, except there was no laughing.