Glad we went
Saturday July 08th 2023, 10:39 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Guess where we were today. (Youtube link)

Some of both the bride and groom’s families were caught in that mess while the truck was still on fire at Altamont Pass. We were a little later, and by then the fire was out but it took us a very very long time to creep past.

I thought no way someone survived that. They did, though, they’re apparently okay.

So we were late to the cousin’s son’s wedding in Modesto but we made it, they made it, everybody understood, and the angst let go to the joy as we walked in those doors. (Man, did we look that young back in the day? Wow.) Their friends were having the times of their lives. The couple was having the joy of theirs. So tender to each other.

The DJ made a point of celebrating Richard’s aunt and uncle’s fifty-third.

Coming back, we opened Waze first.

By now, the 580 freeway was a complete no-go. As it should have been earlier in the day, and we were directed to a very long way around with a windy mountain road with super-tight close-barrier lanes and drop-offs–we would never normally want to take that route but we were grateful for it, we made it, and we’re home safe and sound.

May they live long and happily ever after. Such a cute couple!

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Wow, that looks scary! It is hard to believe anyone got out of that. Talk about luck. I’m glad you got to the wedding, if late, and had another way to go home!

Comment by ccr in MA 07.09.23 @ 11:10 am

Oh gosh that looks awful. Glad nobody was too badly injured.
Sounded like the children were in the truck cab? What on earth was the driver thinking if that’s true. He or she may be in some big trouble.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 07.09.23 @ 2:26 pm

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