My true love drove me into a ditch.
M- picked me up from work, and we had a lunch date that ended differently than either of us ever imagined. On the way home, we decided to take the scenic route. We took a back road that, due to it's curves and hills is cleared quickly and completely as to avoid accidents. Some spots were spotty but for the most part clean and clear. The road, River road, winds along the Rappahannock river. We stopped at a small boat launch...think canoes and kayaks, to have some fun with the 4W drive. After hanging out there for a bit we headed home. Now, you must be thinking...somewhere along this winding road the ditch incident occurred....right? Nope.
We made it almost all the way home....like a eighth of a mile from the house. M- was getting verbally frustrated with the driver in front of us who was driving like 4 miles an hour, and so I said, " DON'T get all pissy and put us in a ditch!" I shouldn't have said a thing.
2 minutes later the truck slides into the water ditch next to the edge of the road. You know the one, the ditch that is still FULL of snow and you can't tell is even a ditch. The one that is so muddy beneath the snow, that all that happens is your wheels spin furiously no matter what you try. That one.
That big ole fancy 4W drive truck couldn't make it out. The right hand side wheels wouldn't even move. Some guy stopped and tried to help with a tow strap. He burnt the rubber off of his tires trying, but I think what really got us out was ME! I told M- to dig out a little more snow from around the right side, and did the whole forward-reverse-forward-reverse rock the truck thing, and lo and behold ( with a little help from the tow strap guy) we were upright and on the road again! Go me!
We are safe, the truck is fine and I think the only thing hurt was M-'s pride, for a second. Love you honey!
The scenic route..River Road
Some adorable animal tracks at the boat launch.
Our frozen river.
That's a LOT of snow. I wasn't even all the way to bare ground and it's up to my knees!
Truck fun...not stuck here, just stopped for playing outside.
Trying to use the self timer feature, while balancing the camera on the front of the truck, and then run the 25 feet back to M- in almost 3 feet deep snow!
The ditch. Take a good look.
M- digging us out of the ditch. Me- warm and taking pictures of the debacle.