Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Our Mom and Sissy
had made plans to go shopping yesterday -
a rare girls day out.

But we awoke
yesterday morning to a heavy
covering of fog.
At first they thought they
wouldn't go,
but then decided they would.
Just minutes after they crossed the border
from Virginia to North Carolina,
there was an accident
about 4 miles behind them.

Cars and tractor-trailers
stacked on top of each other
blocked the road,
but they had no idea it had happened.

Before they started home,
Dad called to let them know that I-77
was blocked, so they came up Highway 52.

When they got to the top of the mountain,
they had to back-track
and go around another way.

But thankfully, they made it home
safe and sound -
about 4 hours after they had planned
to be here.

We were so happy to see them
and we feel so blessed
that they were not involved
in any accidents.
According to reports
2 people were killed,
and 16 were seriously injured.
At least 75 vehicles were involved
and 1/2 of them were tractor-trailers.
(all pictures from the State Police reports)

Hug your peeps
and tell them how much you love them.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


Samantha said...

Oh my goodness; you are indeed blessed. Mom just hugged us lots and lots. Dad is home today too, and all of hugged him tightly too. Thank you for a most important reminder. And thank goodness you are alright. We are thinking lots of thoughts about those who were injured or killed and their families.
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear, we did hear about that accident on the news. We are glad we didn't know your mom and sister were out and about. So very happy that they are safe, but so very sorry for all those other people:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

scotsmad said...

Now that's a pile up. We're so glad your mum and sister weren't involved. And we feel sorry for those who were involved.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Hope they got you some great presents.

Sue said...

We're glad your Mom and Sissy are home safe with you. Fog is scary.

kmp said...

oh my gosh! the pictures gave us chills! so happy your mom and sissy made it safely!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are so glad and happy that you made it safely. Last night the weather around this area was horrible and then we saw that accident on the news. Fancy Gap Mountain and the roads through there is well known for fog and problems but I don't think I've ever seen anything that bad. Thank goodness you are safe. Lots of love, Debbie and mom

Mango said...

Life is so precious. Life, and your health and they can vanish in a split second due to no fault of yours except being in the wrong place. I am so sad for the families effected in that accident and also thankful that your family is safe and sound.

Mango Momma

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! You are indeed fortunate! We feel so badly for the families that lost loved ones. You just never know, do you.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

God is good. I'm sorry for such loss of life, but so happy that your loved ones weren't involved.

Nubbin wiggles,

Sierra Rose said...

Oh my. That was a very bad pile up. Yes, hugs all around.
So glad you are safe.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Benny and Lily said...

Oh my goodness how tragic. Glad every buddy is safe
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

This was a hard post to read! We crossed the bridge in Minneapolis 10 minutes before it collapsed a few years ago.

houndstooth said...

We are so glad your mom and sis are okay! What a close call! Mom drove past where an F4 tornado hit three minutes before it happened several years ago, so we know that feeling!


Ms. ~K said...

I heard about this accident on the weather channel...Thank goodness Mom and Sissy were not involved...
Hugs to all,
~K and The Pups

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

More proof of Mom's mantra of things happening fur reasons...

All of us are glad woo weren't there!


Wyatt said...

This time of year can be so scary out on the roads. So glad you are all home safe and sound!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Jazzi said...

WOW!! that was some accident!! I am glad that your mom is ok and I bet you all gave her lots of licks and hugs when she got home safe and sound!!


pajudie said...

Sounds like someone was watching over you. Glad you made it home safe and sound.
Judie, Duncan & Hamish

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I can't imagine how scared your peep and sis must have been.

I'll say a little prayer for those who were involved.

Fog is nasty stuff.

Glad y'all are OK. You know, you just never know when things can happen do you? I'm going to go lick my peeps.

ROO, Stuart

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

OMD,we are so glad your mama and sissy made it home safely. They must have kept their guardian angels very busy yesterday. PTL. We are so sad for those who lost their lives in the terrible crashes. Just so awful.Hard to believe anyone made it out alive.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Oh Lynn I'm really happy that you and your daughter are okay.xx-c

Lisa said...

OMW, Priase the Lord for His protection. Sooo very happy to hear you are all well. Tender mercies for sure!

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