Sunday, October 08, 2006

Knott's Scary Farm ALL Night Adventure

First of all, an apology to those of you who read my blog as well as the Sunday School blog...I used the same post on both pages. Read on for details about our exciting adventure last night.

The Knott's Scary Farm trip is over. We had a great time even though it took us a little longer than we expected. We ended up with 3 couples going. Altogether, we had Bob, Denise, Keith, Jennifer, Phil and Megan on this adventure. We left the Kohl's parking lot around 4:30 PM. We had a nice drive with a little bit of traffic and ate at El Torito for dinner. We made it to the park close to 8:30. After waiting in the ticket line for quite awhile, we finally made it into the park around 9:30 pm. It was quite packed but once we started going through the mazes we had a lot of fun.

We were a little worn out by the time the park closed but we all hung in there until the end. As we were leaving, one of us made the comment that "At least it will be an easy drive on the freeway on the way home."
Ha!! That comment definitely was humorous and I remembered it a few hours later. Yes, I said hours! We got on the freeway and everything was great for the first 15 minutes or so. All of a sudden, traffic slowed down, not to a snail's pace but to a STOP! We sat on I-5 without moving 1 inch for an hour and a half!! Traffic stopped about 3:00 Am and didn't start again until 4:30 am! There was some kind of accident about a mile ahead of us. We were too close to be able to exit at an off-ramp so we just sat, talked, slept, walked around and waited. Below you can see the view we had for an hour and a half this morning, in front of us and behind. We never did see any accident because by the time they allowed us to move, the entire accident had been cleared and there was no evidence left behind other than brake marks and a little glass.
Anyways, we made it home a little after 5:00 AM. When we got home, our newspaper was already on our doorstep. Needless to say, we're a little tired today. :) However, both friends and memories were made. I'm sure we'll all look back on this event with smiles on our faces. Next time, maybe the rest of you would like to go with us. ;)

A picture of Keith sleeping during our little traffic stop. (Hope you don't mind Keith)


Sarah said...

Meg, I'm glad that you had a fun time at the park. Sorry it took you so long to get home. I remember when our college group went to Tahoe and got stuck in a blizzard with car accidents in front of us. We sat there for 3 1/2 hours. I was so glad that we had friends to hang out with while we waited. Hope your next trip is a bit shorter.

SJ said...

Sounds like a good time with friends - but wow - you must be worn out! Have a good week!

The Koegle Family said...

What a bummer about the traffic!! That is never fun...but I'm sure you guys made the best of it! :) Glad you had a good time! :)

jenylu said...

Hey, not only did you make memories, you also got something to blog about!!:)

Julie said...

Oh I use to love Knotts Scary Farm. Haven't been in years though. If our trip to So. Cal next year is during that time I really would love to go. That stinks about the traffic though.

Rachel O. said...

Megan you are so cute :) that trip you had looked AWEsome, I can't find the time with moving and all to go to anyplace like that! But, I'll bet you had a great time :)