Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I have a real post (with pictures) almost ready to go but just wanted to quickly let you know that we made it home from Florida safely last night.

The highlight, er, low light, of the whole trip came in the late afternoon when we were traveling along the interstate in South Carolina and Steve suddenly shouted, "Savannah!?!?"

Sarah and I popped our heads up from our computers to see what could have brought about such a dramatically random observation from our designated driver. Turns out that after we had stopped for gas, Steve had gotten back onto the freeway going the wrong direction and didn't realize it for almost an hour when he finally zeroed in one of the signs announcing the cities that were ahead. Cities that one would see if one was driving to Florida, not away from Florida.

Does that tell you anything about how incredibly tired we were?

We also ran into an accident that delayed us almost an hour, so between that and the wrong-way excursion, our thirteen hour trip turned into fifteen hours, with the last couple hours of it being driven through fairly heavy rain. Driving in rain always makes me tense anyway, and with my stretched and frazzled nerves the rain was extra tiring.

We finally pulled into our driveway at 11 pm and had a joyous reunion with Snowy before making the unwelcome discovery that something is wrong with our water pump and we have no water. At all. That was about the time we decided that heading for bed and dealing with our problems in the morning would be the best thing to do.

I can't ever remember being quite that tired; following an exhilarating (but exhausting) week with a 15-hour road trip is something my middle aged body isn't quite up to.

But we're thankful to have made it home safely and I'm thankful I had a good night's sleep. Still no water but Steve's been up since early this morning working on a solution.

More soon . . .

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Anonymous said...

Becky that's funny. My girlfriend and I have been know to do that. She is what we call directionaly challenged. We go to Michigan Speedway twice a year and I don't think that we have taken the same way twice and we aren't even tired so I can see how that would happen to Steve after all the excitement your family has been through. Can't wait for more pictures and Congratulations to Nate and Meagan.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh no...I cannot imagine how tied you must have been. Keep us posted on the water situation!

Shannon said...

Oh I've done that in Lexington, KY luckily it is just a big loop so I just enjoyed the drive back around the city.
Sorry to hear about the water pump...hopefully Steve is able to fix it quickly.
The couple pictures you've shared so far look great!!!
Many Congrat's MOG!!!

Anonymous said...

What is it with water going out while people are on vacation??? The same thing happened to my in-laws last weekened, only their water went out right before they left. The didn't have time to fix it beforehand, so they left with no water and came home to no water...yuck!

I'm glad you guys made it home safe!

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound. Sounds like something that would happen to Chlorita and I when we are on the road. That is why we now travel with the GPS on all the time!

Looking forward to more stories and pictures from the wedding.

Cindy from Sonoma

Anonymous said...

bet Snowy is happy, but hopefully not thirsty!

One year I went to Hannibal, and took the wrong direction home leaving Hannibal... I had no idea what direction I was going for over two hours, and that was the first major exit. at least I had a book on tape, as I headed two hours back to Hannibal to start over. I didn't recognize the names of any of the small towns.. so I was clueless, for sure!

looking forward to seeing more gorgeous wedding photos!!!

mrs pam

LizW said...

Oh, Becky, I am so glad you made it home safely. Hope your miracle worker Steve can get your water going again. Now that we live on city water and sewer, I forget about those "little" problems. Looking forward to hearing and seeing lots more about the wedding.