Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OUR TRIP HOME TO COLORADO (AND WHY I AM LATE)

Winter arrived early in the East this year -and with a bang.  We awakened the morning before we left
 to the first snow of the season.  Here on our island snow is not a common occurrence like it in Colorado.

The entrance to the beach was whiter than usual with snow covering the sand.

It was nice walking back to our home at dusk and seeing lights burning.

Leaving the next morning it was a treat for me to see snow on the pine forests, something I had not
seen since childhood.

We drove through some bad weather going west, Chuck in his truck, and me following in my Tahoe, but we were also treated to some beautiful sunsets.  The blue sky in this field was reflected in the snow.
As we left Colorado Springs and drove along the Arkansas River on a beautiful sunny day,

We stopped to admire the thick ice flows that had formed in the water.

I was thinking what an easy ride we were going to have over the Rocky mountain pass this time, but that I was very tired and should call Chuck to tell him I had to stop!  And I fell asleep!!  I didn't make the turn that the road did, but traveled 300 yards down a hill and along a muddy raving before I side swiped a tree and was thrown into a utility pole on the other side of my car. 

Miraculously I wasn't really hurt, and with the help of a nice gentleman who was following me and saw it happen, got out of my car and climbed the hill.  When one of the men retrieved my camera from my "totaled car" I took their picture.  How could I have better help than this.

My car, as you can see fared much worse than I did, but it protected me from a much worse fate.

It has just been replaced with a different, and smaller vehicle for the future.  It will hopefully never have to experience a similar experience.  As you can see we are back home in Colorado, and we have SNOW!!


2 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

GREAT SHOTS AS ALWAYS SALLY! GLAD YOUR CAR TOOK MOST OF THE DAMAGE IN YOUR ACCIDENT! STAY SAFE AND WARM. xo Sandy

Anonymous said...

So glad you are ok! Mom and I enjoyed discovering your blog. Glad to see your photo journalistic instincts stayed in tact and enjoyed the pictoral storytelling. Warm regards, William Blume (and joan Leahy - she is with me now as I type)