Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Harrowing Story . . . Of Survival


Yesterday, I received an email from our friends Pat and Mike in Simcoe.  We met them in the Rio Grande Valley a couple of winters ago.   They are fun people and have become friends.  Our visit with them in Simcoe this summer was the best.   I posted many pictures from our adventures together including a trip to the lake, visiting historic sites and hanging out together for some great meals. 
In her mail, Pat told me they were returning from a short trip in their Roadtrek.   All of a sudden, Mike was driving across the median and heading into the woods on the other side.  They slammed into a tree which stopped them from careening over a cliff.   Things came flying out at them from the overhead cabinets.   Mike was able to get out and call for help.   Pat suffered severe whiplash and Mike is now undergoing tests to see what caused his blackout. 
I just want them to know that we are so happy that they are okay and that the powers that be were on their side.   The Roadtrek is dust but it can always be replaced, but friends can't.  Well, we won't be seeing them this winter but I hope we meet up again soon.  Get well soon guys and get back out there on the road.


  1. Wow. That is scary stuff. We are glad your friends are ok and we hope their recovery goes well. What an example of how things can change in the blink of an eye!

  2. Yep, that would be scary for sure! Hope that they are both doing ok, and don't have any lingering effects from this accident.