Sunday, April 20, 2008
Rain + Dirt = MUD
Michelle had a PC party in a town down by the Mississippi river yesterday and got Mapquest directions to get there. As part of the directions, she was to go 0.7 mile on a dirt road. Now, normally, that isn't a problem but it rained all day Friday and part of Saturday. I am not sure what she was thinking (she isn't sure either - she was just following directions) but she turned down the road and made it about a 1/4 mile before the car suddenly slipped to the side of the road and sunk into about a foot into the soft sludge. I got a phone call from a very worried/frantic wife. The first thing I heard was, "I knew I shouldn't have turned down this road but the directions said I should." She called her host to let her know she was stuck. It turns out the Mapquest directions were completely wrong anyway - Michelle was 15 miles out of the way. Michelle ended up calling a tow truck which also got stuck. The tow truck driver called for another tow truck. This was one of those trucks used to pull Semi trucks out of ditches. He also nearly got stuck. Both drivers were amazed that Michelle made it as far down the road as she did. She finally got out of the tar that Iowans call mud but never made it to her party. Her host (who Michelle had never met) thought the situation was so funny that she asked Michelle if they could reschedule the party. What a day she had.