The last obstacle was for EVERYone there--getting out of the parking lot!! You see, it was held at Berkley Plantation, and they had us park in a spent corn field. Mind you, it was RAINING! and RAINING! and RAINING! Which makes MUD!! And there are 500 participants in the course every half hour! So, by the time we were ready to leave, there were probably 2500 vehicles there... and some of us wanted to leave! But--the ones who were trying to leave as we were walking to our car were getting STUCK in the mud! BIG TIME! It became quite a fiasco! As people backed out, they got stuck, so then they blocked the path... and then the cars that were blocked sank deeper and deeper... Well, you get the picture! But we were blessed! I had prayed when we first assessed the situation and the bleakness of ever leaving, and God surely answered! Abundantly! My son in love walked around the corn fields to see the best way to try to get out. He came back, we got cleaned off, and got in the van and he began to drive us out... and we were doing really good (he has much experience in towing and BIG vehicle usage from the Army) until some little idiot in a sports car cuts in and makes us have to brake! Well, we began to sink immediately! SIL got out to push, my daughter moved over to drive (they are a team--I would have been a mess!)and we were moving again, but... we got stuck. Again! A tall, monster/diesel truck came up behind us, assessed the situation, and plowed through the underbrush on our left (off the road) with little difficulty. Made me think some unkind thoughts about cheaters... but... then they backed up, and two
They should have given us our money BACK for parking!
Some of those
More participants, though now it is pouring down rain! See the aqua umbrella my Granddaughter is holding over me?
Finished! Very Proud of them!
The whole group... the youngest is wrapped in a tablecloth (hey! it worked!, oldest is soaked, my daughter is shooting a picture of me taking a picture of them! And SIL is threatening to wipe mud on his fellow Warrior's face! Fun stuff!
My van in all its glory and the Warriors
Well, that is it for my adventurous weekend. Thanks for joining me!