But the weather today was beautiful for most of the trip (and cloudy at worst). The backseat DVD player died in the middle of Kentucky with a puff of escaping magic smoke. I told Gretchen, "To heck with it. We'll buy another one." Putting my shopping fu to work, I said that we needed to find a Sam's Club or a Best Buy or something and I'd buy anything reasonably priced that worked. "Pull off at Exit 22," I said.
And as we approached Exit 22, there was a Sam's Club on the right. I went in and bought another pair of DVD players like the ones we had (yes, we had a pair, but the spare was somewhere at home where we couldn't find it at launch time). This time, I bought the extended warranty. :)