Friday, November 27, 2009

Near Death in the Rockies

Hey peeps!!

I've been on a work trip for the last day which means I'm blogging from my iPhone again.

Now I have to confess I really love going to court in more faraway places. It takes me to places I otherwise would never see! In fact it's the primary way in which I've been able to explore the Canadian Rockies!

On this particular trip I had company! Yaaay!!! The Fiance had some time off so we all packed into the car and were off!

Ahahaha - I think you could say Daisy is quite used to car trips. They knock her right out!

Our trip north was pleasant and largely uneventful. Except for the part where we almost died.

We were traveling at night on a two lame mountain highway. Although the roads were bare we were being careful (driving at the speed limit) in case wildlife wandered onto the road. At one point we encountered another car and dropped our high beams. Since we couldn't really see what was ahead we also dropped speed. Once the car had passed we started to accelerate. And that's when it happened.

Some genius had abandoned their car right in the middle of the highway. Not off to the side. Right on the road!!!! And right in our lane!!!

The Fiance slammed the breaks and took evasive action. Of course he also had to worry about the car speeding behind us. I clutched Daisy and braced for an impact that never came. Thank God!

The Fiance managed to avoid the car in front. And the one behind us managed to swing just wide of us. In slightly different circumstances (that was the only non foggy patch all evening long) the evening would have had a tragic end.

So in honour of American Thanksgiving - I'm grateful to be alive!

Onto the eats!

All fairly yummy except for that major fail of a veggie burger. What can I say? The nostalgia lured me into the place. Then the deep fried burger pushed me away. If you look at the after picture you'll realize I ate 1/4 and then creatively pushed the rest of the food around! lol

Now we are on the road again and headed for the hot springs before heading home. Woohoo!!!

Catch you later peeps!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Krista said...

Glad to hear that you guys are OK. You're right...that could've been an awful accident!

Kelly said...

Wow, very scary! I'm glad you are both okay!

Unknown said...

glad to hear you are ok! That sounds scary!! :(

CarolynM said...

As soon as I saw the title of the post, I knew it must have had something to do with those crazy mountain roads!! So glad you 3 weren't hurt. Cheers to the fiance's quick reflexes.

That Pink Girl said...

Crazy! So glad everyone is all right. Whew!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

Some people are freakin' morons. Seriously, you are going to abandon your car in the middle of the dark highway? What the hell?! I hate drivers.