Just when you think all is normal – things take a turn!
We had spent a long weekend with my family at our annual Camping Trip at Dolliver State Park.
Lots of fun.
Lots of silliness.
Lots of bug bites! 🙂
Jan left early – on Sunday night – to check the livestock and go to work on Monday. But the rest of us stayed one more night.
That’s when things took a turn to the unusual.
We were in the middle of packing up in the morning when a sudden rainstorm hit. Talk about a torrential down pour!
Then the electricity went out leaving us sitting in the dark dining hall eating sandwiches while mini lakes were forming all around us.
Now that’s a memory we won’t soon forget!
But that was just the beginning of the day’s adventures!
We got the van packed up and Pedro started the 3-1/2 hour drive home through intermittent heavy rain and strong winds. We were about halfway home when the transmission went out.
Boom. Just like that.
We pulled off on a side road and waited for rescue to come.
Four hungry, tired kiddos and me – in a over-packed mini van that smelled strongly of wet tennis shoes.
We called Jan – who was at work at the time. He had driven the Geo that morning, which wasn’t very helpful since it will only hold four people if 2 of them don’t breath.
He had to drove home (the opposite direction), get the mighty Suburban, then drive up to get us, picking up a car dolly at U-Haul on the way.
This was going to take a while.