It seems like any time Annie and I go to California, there is always something interesting that happens. Well driving home from this trip, we had a couple of interesting things. Ever driven down the road in the middle of no where and seen BLASTING AHEAD signs? Well, this was a first for us. We saw the sign and then got to the point where the construction people had all the cars stopped. We sat there for probably about 10 minutes and then we saw this cloud of smoke rising from the mountains followed by a loud bang! Yes, there really was blasting going on! It was really cool. We could tell when the next blast was coming, because we would see another cloud of smoke rise before the blast. If you listen really closely in the video, you can hear the blast.
After the blasting excitement, we came across another road block sign, but this time we were told there was an accident and that we would have to turn around and drive back the 30 miles we just drove to get onto a different highway to get home. Well, we thought the Nuvi would be able to get us around this accident on an alternate route without us having to turn around. We thought we were in the clear until we saw this flying at us.
A truck ran into a passenger train and the wreck was covering the bridge we needed to cross to get home. So after driving for 30 minutes, thinking we were so smart and had found a way around the wreck, we realized that we had to drive back the 30 minutes we drove, plus the extra 30 minutes to the other highway. Next time, we'll just turn around. =]