Monday, September 1, 2008

One wild ride!!

We're finally home!!! Wow, what a crazy drive we had today! It's a six hour drive from Park City to Boise, which is long but usually uneventful. Not this time! When we left Park City this morning the weather was looking a little yucky. There were some pretty dark clouds in the sky, but it wasn't raining yet. By the time we got down the mountain and into Salt Lake, the sky was BLACK! It was actually kind of creepy looking! By the time we were past Salt Lake it started to pour rain. The visibility was so bad at one point that we almost had to pull over. It was BAD! So we had to drive super slow for quite a while to get through the pouring rain.

Finally we got past that and the trip went fine for a while, although we had been in the car for so long that everyone started to get really antsy and ready to get HOME! We kept counting down the miles, anxious to get the trip over with and then literally 25 miles from home traffic on the interstate came to a screeching halt. We couldn't tell why, but we sat there forever. We figured that there had been a bad accident. So while we were sitting there forever waiting for traffic to move, wouldn't you know it, the gas light comes on in the car letting us know that we were almost out of gas. Crap!! The traffic was crawling super slow as we were sitting there watching the needle move closer to the E, and there was pretty much nothing we could do about it.

It was stop and go for over an hour before they finally diverted us off the interstate onto a middle of nowhere side road. We were just sure that we were going to run out of gas and then be sitting in the middle of nowhere. A ton of cars had to wind through a little used road to get back to the next exit back onto the interstate. By that time there was pretty much no gas left in the car! Fortunately we did eventually make it back onto the interstate and to a gas station (whew!)and eventually got ourselves home, but it took us an hour and 45 minutes to go the last 25 miles home.

Sadly, we found out when we got home that the reason the traffic was backed up is because someone went the wrong way on the interstate and hit a semi head on. We could see the semi in the median when we got back on the interstate, but we didn't know what had happened until we saw the news shortly after we got home.

Anyway, we're home, we're safe and I think that we're all going to be happy to sleep in our own beds tonight. We had a really fantastic trip, but I think we're all glad to be home.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thats terrible!
Glad you made it home safe.
Seems like you guys had a great trip