The Family Trip that Never Was

Shortly after this stretch of highway, on our way through the Rockies to Salida yesterday, something happened.

It involved a smoking car, a near-total lack of cell phone reception while trying to reach our insurance company and the hotel cancellation desk, and a long, hot, and dusty wait for the tow truck that brought us all the way back home and delivered our car to a mechanic.


I can’t lie; we’re all pretty bummed. But postponing – or possibly, depending on the quote from the mechanic today – canceling our trip altogether is not the worst thing that can happen to a family.

Kids in the hospital, for one. That’s always worse.

We’re all healthy and we love where we live and there are plenty of fun things we can do here in town. And we’re making the best of a disappointing situation by doing some of them.

That’s why, although I didn’t get to go on my mini-vacation, I’m taking a few days off.

See you Tuesday.

12 responses to “The Family Trip that Never Was”

  1. kerri says:

    Awww, Amy, that sucks! Here’s hoping you guys have super fun weekend anyways and your planned trip happens soon!

  2. Sara C. says:

    aw, man…I’m so sorry….I’m glad it wasn’t anything super scary, healthwise…I was worried about you guys. We’ll miss you, but have a good few days off.

  3. Sarah says:

    Aw, that sucks! I hope you enjoy your time off and have a good weekend anyway.

    And it’s good that you’re making the best of a disappointing situation. Have fun!

  4. Elisheva says:

    Oh man, that sucks! But as you said, things could be worse. At least you can see the bright side to things. I hope your weekend is going great!

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