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.
There we were – sitting on a dead end.
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.
3 thoughts on “Dead End Adventure”
Well at least you found things to do in the van. Thank goodness for Duck Dynasty and a charged computer! The scotcharoos would have been the first thing to go with my family – who am I kidding the scotcharoos would have been gone before we left camp! Will Jan be able to fix the van himself? Keeping my fingers crossed for you that it is fixed easily and relatively inexpensively.
What an adventure! Good lessons to keep in mind…especially the chocolate one!
And best of all you had Duck Dynasty to help get you thru!!!!!