Way cool day with a dramatic finish. The best part was that even with all the breakdowns and stuff, no one seemed to be hurt - even the rogue tire harmlessly rolled to a stop in the median.

The ticks were kind of off-putting, though. We ended up pulling 7 off them off Aurora alone. Most were not embedded yet, so that was nice. Event though they are tiny before they start filling with your essential bodily fluids, they make a really nice cracking sound when you crush them.