Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 38 - Travel Journal

As I mentioned yesterday, we are in Robbinsville, NC visiting my sister, Marsha and her hubby. She calls this “God’s Country”. I must admit that it’s beautiful here!

As we were visiting outside our RV at the campground, my sister decided to go to the grocery store to pick up chicken to grill for dinner; as a pesky little sister I decided to tag along and then go home with her while my hubby waits to be escorted to their home by my brother-in-law after work. As she was driving I was enjoying the gorgeous scenery and the conversation. She made a turn into what looked like a dirt/gravel driveway. I thought to myself, “oh, we must be there already, this drive is not as bad as they say.” Well hold your horses! This was not a driveway, it was a “back road” that seemed to be only one way, but she assured me it was two way traffic! I glanced over to my right and low and behold there was no road! Just a drop off the side of the mountain! Uh, sis (I thought to myself), what do you do when someone comes the other direction? Now mind you, my sister is driving a Toyota SUV which she drives like a military tank! If we met someone else on the road I think she would win! LOL! There were places on this road I would swear was not really road at all!

As we finally reached a paved road I thought to myself, “Whoa, we are finally over the worse!” NOT! Not long after we were on this paved road my sister took another “dirt” road! This one was worse than the first one! OH NO!! By now my knuckles are turning white from wrapping them around the seat belt as I held on for dear life! All of a sudden she stops as this large dog runs up to the car wanting in the car. Apparently their dog, Lucky likes to visit the neighbors while they are gone and waits for them down the road for a lift back home. As Marsha let the dog in the back seat, Lucky gave me a look as to say, “Hey, who are you and why are you in my seat?” We proceeded on up the “road” to another “road” that believe it or not was worse than this one! My sister, like any good older sis, decided to frighten me even further when we came to an area in the road that went straight up and then “blindly” comes straight down over the other side of the road! Of course she didn’t do this gently, no; she decided to “gun it” so we almost bounced over to the other side! At that moment I was so glad that I had gone to the bathroom before we left! All this time my sister is smiling and talking up a storm.

As we finally arrived at her home, I asked her how they turn around to go back down the road. She replied, “We back done!” With terror in my eyes and I'm sure my voice, I said,“We What?” Marsha laughed, and then proceeded to show me what she meant! By this time my heart was now in my throat and I asked, “You mean Jim will have to do this in our car?” Marsha said, “Yep, if you want to get out of here you do!” As we got out of the car, I looked at all the beauty, but then realized that my climb has not ended yet! She lives on an incline and I had to climb stairs to get into her beautiful mountain home! “Oh Lord, Please help me to make it another 6 days as we travel this road every day!”

As my husband arrived shortly after, reacting to how far into the woods they live, he exclaimed, “I’m sure there are many people who have never been heard of after coming back here!” Marsha’s husband replied, “Oh yes, there are many bodies back here! “ LOL!


Pia said...

hi michelle. i pray that you have a safe trip, great memories and joyous experience while you're at it. god bless and keep you. (((HUGS)))

Marsha said...

=) Grinning from ear to ear!

His grace is sufficient. said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Sounds like Marsha is enjoying her sister also.

Reading this made me smile. I can just picture it. Having lived in the mountains and on many a "back road" that is dirt with no sides. I know exactly what you are talking about. That is one reason I enjoy living in the valley. But I did learn to drive on roads like that and with plenty of snow. So be glad your trip is in the summer.lol

Beth in NC said...

Oh Michele, I feel for you! I HATE riding on those mountain dirt roads. My husband has a HUGE duel-wheeled Ford truck and he flies down those roads. And yes, when we meet someone -- one of us has to find a ditch. I stick to the paved roads when I can.

Poor Marsha, I would never visit her. lol

I hope you survive your visit too -- lol.

bp said...

Glad to read of your fun adventures! Enjoy yourself!

Denise said...

Thanks for always making me smile, love you.

Missy said...

Bwa hahaha...it's all part of an evil plan!