Almost Saw This Wreck in Houston

This past weekend, we went down to Galveston for Rae’s grandparent’s 50th Anniversary party. We got to see Rae and Marshall and most of Rae’s friends and family. The party was a good time and we ate LOTS of good food. We all watched the Super Bowl on Sunday while piggin out on pig. 😀

Monday morning we all got up and got ready to leave town. We were taking Rae to the Airport and Marshall to a friend’s house in Houston. We got a call from some friends that left just a bit before us saying that the ramp at the ferry back to Galveston was broken and it would be at least an hour before it was fixed. No big deal, we would go a bit out of our way and take a different route to go around the bay. We had plenty of time…or so we thought!

We got into Houston (and it decided to pour on us) and we decided to take 610 towards Houston Hobby Airport (per Marshall’s instructions) instead of Beltway 8. We were making good time despite the rain when we see a cop drive by with his lights on, a electronic billboard saying there is a wreck ahead, and the sudden flood of brakelights.

It turns out, a big rig had just wrecked and burst into flames. The sky was black and smoke covered the entire highway interchange. Luckily, we were right by an exit and we were able to quickly bypass it to get Rae to the airport 45 minnutes before her flight was to leave.

Other than that, it was a fairly uneventful drive home. I hope to have pictures up in the next couple days from the party. Stay tuned!

EDIT: I have added the pictures from the weekend! It sure was a good time for all. Thanks Moss family for letting us be a part of it.

– peeps

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