I guess you could say Amy and I had quite a few punches to roll with trying to get to Palm Springs!! Starting with the little winter storm….it never snows in South Carolina, much less twice by the time January rolls around. Now I do love snow don’t get me wrong, but the timing could have been better. Four cancelled flights later, Amy and I land in Austin, TX to pick up our cars so we can make the drive halfway across the country. Well Amy arrived, my flight was a little delayed. While waiting for me to arrive, Amy receives punch #2: a dead car battery. :( Thanks to Triple A, this is a fairly easy problem to solve compared to what we had in store. Long story short, I land, Amy picks me up, we get my car at the storage unit, get a hotel, and get some much needed sleep.
The plan was to wake up early, drive to Phoenix where Ana, a friend of mine from ECU soccer had graciously offered to let us stay the night, then wake up early and drive the last 4 hours on Friday in time to make it to a required 12 o clock appointment. Well 4 hours into the day I looked in my rearview mirror to make sure Amy, who had been following me the whole time, was still doing okay. After not seeing her or getting her to answer her phone, I pulled onto the shoulder of the highway. As soon as I pulled off I got a call from a stranger saying Amy had been in an accident and her car had rolled. I immediately turned around and made my way back. By the grace of God, Amy was not injured, not even a scrape! Her car went airborne after a small overcorrection and rolled 3 times – probably because we both had out entire lives packed in our cars which made them very top heavy. Although we were slightly traumatized, we were all alone with no Mom or Dad to help, so we had to be big girls and deal with it best we could. We towed the car to the closest town 30 min away, spent 5 hours trying to get a car –packed it and continued on our way. Because of the delay, we had to drive through the night in order to make our meeting.
25 hours after we started our drive, we finally arrived in Palm Springs!!! Although we had some minor( major) setbacks, God protected us the whole way which we are very thankful for.