Friday, July 10, 2009

Worst...Storm...EVER!

We thought we had experienced some of the worst storms in Arizona during Monsoon season but tonight we were proven wrong...
Cory decided we needed to take a trip to downtown Denver to go to REI. When we were done at the store there is lightening and it's starting to rain. Halfway home it's down pouring so bad that we can't see out of our windshield. I told Cory we should do our grocery shopping but he didn't want to haul grocery bags in a storm...a little further down the road I tell him we should pull into a parking lot and wait it out. He says "no, I just want to get home". mmm...hmmm
Meanwhile we have our GPS on and it's telling us how to go home. Even though we knew how to get home, Cory liked to have it on so he knew which direction the road was going...it was that bad! The rain was getting worse and worse the closer we got to home like rivers going across the road. Meanwhile we were very close to home and I notice the GPS is telling us to take a left turn
where we normally would go straight right before we get to our apt. I thought maybe the storm was messing it up...and then I said "maybe it knows something we don't!" Right when we pass straight through the intersection where it was telling us to turn left we drive into a literal RIVER! There was a van in front of us who had a genius driver who decides to freak out and stop in the middle of the bumper-high water....He ended up getting through just fine, but we sat idle long enough for our van to die...and not start up again....crap....
Meanwhile the girls start crying...cars and BUSES are passing us and we are rocking in the waves. The water is coming up over our hood every time someone goes by.

Finally we wait it out long enough for our van to putter on out of the flood. It's not sounding so hot...maybe this is my way of getting a different van?! haha...anyway, here are some pictures from our adventure...

Moral of the story....Husbands listen to your wives!





This first shot was when it was just a harmless little thunder storm.

Here is where we get stuck!


Below are pictures of our back lawn area behind our apartment. If you click on the pictures you'll see that we have temporary water-front property.


5 comments:

Amanda said...

Cory could have been SHOCKED! If lightning would have shown up! YIKES!!!!!!!

J.B. said...

All I can say is WOW. WOW. There. It's been said. Glad you're all ok.

Laura said...

That is too crazy!! Glad you made it home safely.

Ben said...

Does your van still work?

Mands Glenn said...

Dang that is some crazy weather!