Summer is officially underway and vacation plans are in the works! Our big vacation isn’t until September but we’ve got some short trips we will take before then. I spent quite a bit of time in the car on Saturday driving Hubs to Camp Carolina Trails, where he works for a week every summer as a counselor to kids with diabetes. It is definitely a passion of his and something that he is very good at! We’ve been married over 6 years (together almost 10) and I had never seen camp plus his camp staff were amazing in their support of our adoption so Abby and I drove his up on Saturday so that we could take a look around as well as meet the staff.
The car ride up was peaceful and uneventful thankfully, however, the same cannot be said for the trip back! We had gotten about halfway home when the storm hit. Abby was asleep and opened her eyes briefly but pretty much stayed asleep throughout the whole ordeal which was great since I was crying for the both of us. I have driven in storms before but nothing like this. This one came out of nowhere. One moment the sun was shining and the next you couldn’t see five feet in front of you. Needless to say, traffic came to a halt. Soon it wasn’t just rain but hail that was at least the size of a quarter. That is when I freaked out. The sound of the hail hitting the car was so loud. I was just waiting on the windshield to break. Thoughts were racing through my mind. We were stuck in the left lane so there was no where to pull off. I felt like a sitting duck. What if the storm got worse? What if a tornado hit (not that we are in a major tornado area – but still)? The only thing I could see was the taillights of the SUV in front of me. I called Hubs crying and he prayed and it worked. The storm lasted another ten minutes or so and it lifted. Within 20 minutes there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Abby was still sleeping peacefully in the backseat. I wanted to pull over and throw up but I refrained and it wasn’t long before we were safely home. Praise the Lord for His hand of protection!
Hopefully, that will be the last of travel drama for our summer. Ok. That is unlikely but a girl can dream right?
In honor of our weekend, I thought I would share some of my favorite links with travel tips for traveling with chronic illness! I know that I need all the help I can get!
Hopefully this links can help give you some tips for your summer vacations this year! What is one tip that you would share about traveling with chronic illness?