January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our first day out again was almost our last.

Greenville,  VA

We are at Stony Creek Resort and CG in Greenville, VA.   Will take post pics tomorrow.  Too tired today.

We left NJ at 7:30 this morning, arriving here at 2:30.   Most of the drive was uneventful.  BUT - we were driving WB on I70 about 30 miles east of Frederick MD.   Suddenly we saw what appeared to be two cars sideswiping each other in the EB lanes. It was so fast we could not tell really what was happening.  The car on the onside maintained control and pulled to a stop.

We watched in horror as the car on the inner lane lost all control.  First it made a half turn midlane still in the EB lane.  Then it seemed to pick up speed and crossed the medium.   It then crossed both WB lanes directly behind our fiver.  Had Len tapped his brakes when we first saw what was happening we would have been broadsided taking out our home and possibly the truck too.  Not to mention US.    I looked out at the outside mirror and saw the car hit the grass after crossing behind us, become airborn and flip three times.  

Our first thought was for traffic directly behind us.   It was so fortunate no cars were close enough behind us to be involved.  We slowed down enough to see a line of cars behind us stop and pull over to the side to give assistance so we continued on.  Within minutes we saw an ambulance and a fire truck headed EB toward the accident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the driver and possible passengers.  I do hope they were wearing seatbelts.  

So, now we have settled down.  A little later we will take a walk around this park.  It seems quite nice.  More tomorrow.   Need to de-stress tonight.


Jessica said...

Glad you got there safe and sound!! We had a scary trip a few weeks ago as well, although yours sounds much worse. It does take some time to de-stress after something like that.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Watching those incidents unfold is a heart stopping experience. To me it always looks like time slows down for a second.Having responded to hundreds of accidents during my 30 years on the street in law enforcement, you never get used to the results of these kinds of tragic accidents,just a moments inattention or the help of alcohol cause most. Thank God you guys are alright. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

Rick and Paulette said...

Wow! A little too close for comfort! Glad you made it through that safely - except for a few frayed nerves.

Happytrails said...

So glad you all weren't involved in the accident. Things like that can happen in a split second. Certainly hope the passengers made it out ok.
You all enjoy your evening and decompress a bit. Relax!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Ohmygosh! I'm so thankful you both are okay and that your home is, too! A walk around the campground is a good thing after what you went through today. Give each other extra hugs tonight and have a peaceful slumber. Take care!

Margie M. said...

Whew! That was a close call. Glad the cars didn't hit you and your home. Sleep well tonight.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Glad you are OK. Try not to let it put negative thoughts in your mind about your adventure. It has been a rocky start but you are back on the road.