Well, and some of us tried to drive home only to find that our plans for the day had changed.
You may have noticed that is a LOT of water there... water that is not going to dry up quickly...
So, I started calling people to see if they were, as we say, "inside" or "outside". Just about everyone I knew was "outside" except one friend who knew a "dry way" to the "inside". Aha!
Following his directions (incorrectly) I found the road blocked. Nice. (no photo - I was busy turning the truck around.)
So, I went back to look at the wash - yeah, that's what we do around here - and visited some more.
We decided to move our visiting around the corner to a house on the edge of the wash. This is what their backyard looked like today.
Then my neighbor called. They figured out the other way "inside" and were almost home. Yay! So our other neighbors and I decided to vacate this...
I had to totally laugh! We were cracking up about this... No kidding - in all this rain, this is what greeted our eyes just past the first gate as we started down the winding backside dirt road.
My neighbors sent their granddaughter on a quad to guide us through the maze of twists and turns. I had been on this road a long time ago... lol - street signs might help me. Or a map. I had neither. Well, there were a few street signs. Even one I remembered from my ages ago travels.
Dry road, a little mud, some decent ruts, but both my truck and the following car made it safely home. Our Quad Guide made it safely home, too - but totally drenched... it poured rain on us part of the way home. Doh! I owe her some pizza! (No photos either - I was busy yakking with my neighbor and bouncing over the deep ruts while her hubby followed me in their car.)
Home Sweet Home... with more rain in the forecast.
In spite of the inconvenience, many of us stopped today and took time to thank the Lord for the rain - and for the ability to get home. Our normally quiet roads are full of traffic now as people go to see how the wash looks, stand and visit for awhile, and then head home until the next "wash check". Some people will travel in and out the back road as long as it stays dry, and some people will just "hunker down" until the wash dries up and those roads get cleaned up.
It's all just a part of the quiet country life.
Enjoying being "inside",