Wednesday, February 6

Helping Hands

Surprise, snowed some more. A little fact I wouldn't have even known if Joey hadn't called and asked if I would bring a hot lunch to him and his buddy where they were working, just down the highway at the shop. Of course, I said yes. I don't often get to drive the back road so I was actually looking forward to it.

Colorado River downstream
Yes, it was as cold as it looked.
Even the floating chunks of ice had ice on them.
river glaciers
These horses may just as well have been statues, they looked exactly the same on the return trip as they were the first time I passed them.
Frozen horses

Then the beauty stopped. I nicely pulled over for a passing wide load.
Sliding off the road
And promptly got myself STUCK! It may not look like I'm stuck but whenever I stepped on the gas, I would slide farther off the road and any farther and I would have rolled into the ditch. The first truck that stopped to help was too afraid himself! He knew how close I was to trouble so waited for me to get hold of Joey to come rescue me. The next truck that stopped thought it was all funny and wanted to know why I bought a Ford? Then the toofless wonder asked if I wanted a push. Very funny.

Joey and his friend Matt eventually arrived and were able to tow me out, backwards. I figured he'd show me how to get out safely on my own, thus making me feel even stupider than I already did. I was happy to hear I did the right thing by calling for help, as Joey also agreed I was about to go over the edge.

OK now, it can stop snowing.


My name is Stacie. said...

What an adventurous life you lead! And what awesome scenery you get to behold! I love your pictures!

zamozo said...

My heart is racing just reading about it. Has yours slowed down yet?

Madeline said...

It was good to show my GA boys the more challenging side of snow. Thanks. Man, that made me feel cold just looking at the pictures. Brrrrr.

Heather said...

That is a scary story! Glad all worked out o.k. I have some pretty funny snow driving stories from Montana. I was just mastering driving a car and learning to drive on ice.

I love your car stories!!! My favorite was the mud trenches you made. LOL. ;)

Jody said...

Yikes! Yes, that looks very tentative to me as well. You did the right thing.

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