As you know, I took a 4 day trip with my husband for his business trip. I had thought I had planned for everything, but nature likes to throw wrenches in plans.
Nature literally did throw a wrench, or rather a herd of deer into our plans.
A little back-story; we just paid off our car in April. We were looking forward to a summer free from car payments. Our car was our pride and joy. We had scrimped and saved for 2 years to pay it off. It was in pristine condition for it's age- it is a 1998 Buick Century.
About 80 miles away from home, at around 4:30 am, we came over a small hill in the road and with no warning, a herd of deer ran out on front of us. We were traveling at about 70 miles per hour (5 miles below the speed limit here) and could not stop. My husband just yelled, "Hold on!" and we had no choice but to plow into them.
Needless to say, our pretty car is pretty badly damaged. The engine, amazingly is still in perfect working order. However, the headlight on the driver's side is gone, completely.
Now, I was mad at the situation, but due to my husband's good sense of humor, we were able to stay calm and even laugh about it in the days to follow.
I am very thankful it was only my car that was damaged and not us. We could have been seriously injured. We definitely had an angel on our side.
And my husband joked that when we hit him we scared the poop right out of him cause he pooped on the side of our car. (yes, my husband has a warped sense of humor, but it's part of why I love him!)
I am very grateful to be alive and so grateful we made it to our destination over 300 miles away that same day and back to home with no mechanical issues.
I do have to add that that whole day, was not a great one either. I have IBS and all the stress caused it to act up so I had issues all day and evening and I also go stung by a yellow-jacket that flew in our window as soon as we got to our destination. Oh well, every day can't be great can it?
What is your wildest road trip story?