I traded cars with a friend so that I could travel to a cabin that is at the end of an un-maintained forestry road. I made it to the cabin without issue. It was a beautiful drive.
As I unpacked the car, I realized that I had forgotten one of my bags. It had any medicines and supplements that I might need during the trip. What I was really upset about was the coffee and chocolate that was missing. I decided that I needed to make a run to a local shop and headed out. About a mile from the cabin, I ran into this hole:
I tried a few things to break free but it became clear that I was truly stuck. When I got out of the car, I realized that the left back wheel was off of the ground.
I first called AAA. They told me that they do not travel dirt roads and they had no suggestions for me. I have been a member for decades and they have always been really good about helping me out of whatever jam that I have been in, however, I guess this was too big of an ask.
I called the very nice lady who had shown me around the cabin and checked me in. She lived nearby and came over to help. Mrs. D had a small, older truck and it was not able to pull the car free.
She suggested that we call a local bar in the small town. Sure enough, the bartender called out to the patrons for help, and a young man agreed to come to my aid.
The right front wheel seemed to be sinking as we waited and the left rear tire was rising. Nope, I wasn’t freaking out at all.
Mr. T showed up and knew just what to do and executed his plan flawlessly.
The car was free! And…I did not have to call the car’s owner and tell them that I rolled the car in a mud hole. The coffee and chocolate made me feel better. Hehehe