|Did you hear about a
new way back home that may be a shortcut and take some time off
your driving to and from a lake? While fishing at McGee Creek,
Dean and I were told about a road that would take about 15 minutes
off our driving time.
Everything was going fine
on the way back home, until we came
upon a tight 90° right hand turn that was not marked with signs.
With the sun in our eyes, we didn't see the turn until we were
practically in it. We almost
made it through the turn, but the boat pushed the backend of the
Suburban around causing the Suburban to roll over ruining what had
been a great fishing trip.
you can see in the photo on the left, the hitch on the back of the Suburban
twisted 90° to the right and the tongue of the boat trailer came out of the boat
trailer separating the boat from the Suburban. Because of this, the trailer and
boat did not roll like the Suburban did. The boat and trailer
sustained minor damage while the Suburban was completely totaled.
Our day started
out great with us leaving at 4:30 am. Early that morning, Dean
hooked a Largemouth that would have went between 8 and 10 pounds
that he lost right at the boat when his line broke. We left McGee
Creek at 5pm and instead of getting home around 7:30 pm that
night, Dean had to spend 10 days in the hospital. Had we not had
our seat belts on, both of us would have been injured even worse
than we were.
So, when you are
going to a new lake or you are taking a new shortcut, be sure and
take caution on the new road to prevent ruining your fishing trip.