Saturday, November 14, 2009

A very very very long trip!

Picture this:

We were moving our stuff from California to Washington. My brother Jordan filled his entire truck, every available space. We filled out entire car. From California to Utah we forgot one small thing, our car doesn't have a heater. This didn't affect us in the warm California fall, but on our 9 hour drive from Orange County to Provo (in the middle of the night) we were afraid we might freeze. Or should I say we were afraid Emree might freeze.

Sad to say, this story only gets worse.

We spent a few days in Utah and then we added a U-Haul full of stuff on to the back of Jordan's truck. We then put Ty in our car alone (because of the lack of heat) filled the rest of the car and hopped into Jordan's truck for a 12 hour trip.

We only made it to Treemonton. The car broke down at 6 o'clock p.m., just in time for all of the mechanic shops to be closed. Two hours later we abandoned it for someone to look at in the morning. Ty hopped into the warm truck with the rest of us and off we went.

Sad to say, this story gets worse.

We got to the Blue Mountains and found our selves out of gas between LaGrande and Pendleton. We had such short notice that we didn't quite get the truck off the road. It was lightly snowing and 2 am. The car died and so we couldn't turn on the hazards so the boys headed out to flash their phones. They were trying to get the Semi trucks to notice the car and someone to stop. A snow plow man, 5 gallons of gas, a jump, lots of prayers, and one and a half hours later. We were back on the road.

Glad to say, this story doesn't get worse.

We made it!

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh!!!!! oh, oh, oh. That is about all I can say. You brave souls. I wonder how many horror stories there are to the move up here. Ours was bod too. We should write a book. Yes we would be laughing, but at the time, it is very painful. Oh, so glad you are here!

The Brames said...

oh man!! that doesn't sound like very much fun... but something you can laugh about later!

Royce said...

i'm sorry that sounds awful but i'm glad you made it safe! i'm sad we didn't get to hang out too but next time in moses lake we'll have to have a play day for sure!! your halloween costumes were adorable too!! love ya!
aub

Stacey said...

That is TERRIBLE!! I'm so glad everything worked out in the end, but wow, I don't think all of that was really necessary! Good thing you had your hubby and Jordan, and thankfully someone stopped. Glad you are all safe.

Cassidy said...

Oye.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

yI, YI, yi. So glad you're here. I do love the way you told the story, though.

the Horton Hurricane said...

Are you sure you guys aren't Horton's because you sure have our luck! I'm glad you are all safe

SANDERSON / MCCONKIE FAMILY said...

Oh, my goodness!!!! You couldn't make that stuff up...what an adventure...hope you have more smooth sailing for a while! If I opened my front door and saw you...I would scream so loud the neighbors would hear (10 blocks away!!!) I would love to see you, feed you and I have an extra bedroom with a crib!!! Love Ya!!!

Amy said...

Glad you guys made it home but sad that you guys moved :( I feel bad we didn't get to see you guys before you left. That just means you will have to come back and visit! Keep in touch : )

Crystal and Kyle said...

OH my gosh Danielle!! What a horrible story. You should have called my parents, they live like 20 minutes from Tremonton. You are such a trooper, along with all of your car stuff in California added to that story this move was quite the experience. I'll call you soon. Love ya

Jordan said...

YIKES YIKES YIKES! What a nightmare. That royally stinks. OH MAN! I am glad you made it safely though.