Sunday, September 5, 2010

Road Trip planned and canceled


For weeks I planned a road trip with Ms M to go and visit Ms K
Ms M would get to do some driving and be closer to getting her licence and I'd get to spend quality time with my 2 eldest girls!
Bags were packed and hotel rooms booked! 
Then Friday came and lots of rain was forcast! And we said HA a little rain isn't going to stop us from this 3 hour trip! NO WAY!!!
Saturday morning was here and we're listening to the TV while getting dressed and eating breaky.
What is this?? Flood warnings on our route? HA HA HA we laugh in the face of flood warnings!!
We haven't seen decent  rain in this area in 10 years!! we're not going to let a little flood warning stop us! Ms K is waiting for us! we WILL go!!
So in the car we get and we're driving off in to the Sun rise (after all it is 8am!)

Ms M is doing well driving  in the pouring rain. And we see our first real water on the road! HOLY BATMAN there is a lot of it! and we crawl through it time and time again!
Then a friendly farmer "swimming" home with his news paper (ok he wasn't really swimming but he sure was knee deep in water!) stopped us to tell us it is not a good idea to go on the way we're going coz there is a lot of water on the other side of the bridge!! But if we turn that way and go down that street then left then right we should be right!
So we do! And with his parting words of Should be right ! in our minds we drive off and low and behold the streets get better less water and then: YAY no water at all! YES!!! we're gonna make it to Ms K after all!
With a sigh of relieve we drive on! A good 15 min of nice hardly wet road we come to another bit of road under water!! Are we going to brave it and drive through?
Good thing I checked the side of the road and saw the Floodway sign  and the stick that tells you how high the water is! It was almost 1 metre deep! 
Ms M and I looked at each other and said: OK time to turn around and go home!!
So sadly we did! 
At home we worked out a stretch of road we usually take an hour to travel took us 2 hours in the rain.

Better luck next time we hope!

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