After months of deciding where to go and people telling us we were crazy for going to South Dakota this time of year we [Lilyana Flores, Julia Hernandez, Erica Myers & me] were off on our 1st Epic adventure together. We left at 1am PUMPED!!!! I was driving we were about 5hrs into our trip & 1 mile from West Salem, Wis and about 15mins from crossing into Minnesota on I-90W......I have a Honda Civic Hybrid and you can feel every gust of wind! So we are driving Ju and Erica are sound asleep...yaya half asleep...me cruising jamming to "bobs uncle...or cousin" at this point and doing 60mph getting 40mpg! Yes loving the Hybrid. Driving Driving Driving...NO SNOW OR ANY SIGN OF SNOW YET! I feel the car moving more than the usual pushing of the wind against the car "yana this wind is freaking me out" sooo I step off the gas letting the car slow down and I start to feel it pushing even harder I look at yana both of us with our eyes WIDE "yana ok I am really getting freaked out" so I start tapping the break......little did we know we were on Black Ice....Sally[Honda Civic...had to name her after this epic event..sally why...idk perhaps its being 6am...major lack of sleep and listening to the oldies] starts fish tailing this way then that way
Yana:"tiff stop stop stop"
I could not talk after that I just grabbed yana's leg.....than BAM we start spinning going to the right...did at least 3 full spins...I just remember thinking we are about to flip over what do I do what do I do....I blacked out when we started spinning next thing I no we are in the median of the interstate STOPPED finally!! We all just stare at each other get out and check sally.....NO DAMAGE! Nothing broke but stuck! So us gals like the beast we are think we can push it out! lol! yeah was not happening...had to get pulled out by a tow truck...meet some jerk state trooper, as well as another state trooper with theeee bluest eyes ever :)
"BABY COME BACK"
"Give him chocolate give him chocolate, wheres the chocolate"
I-90W is 2 lanes & thankfully no cars around either, this tragic event only delayed us an hour.....Jehovah had to be watching over us! We should have flipped over the right side but we ended up all the way on the other side in the middle, no damage all of us safe and sound! All thanking Jehovah after and praying again to watch over us. So we drive off.....everyone says man I'm solid not falling asleep...30mins later...why yess everyone sleeping :) I was wide eyed after that event doing only like 40mph for like 2 hours, staring at I-90 looking for black ice, which of course did not see any or encounter any problems after that! Sun set at 4:18pm which was so beautiful.So we arrive in Rapid City at our hotel Grand Gateway Hotel [which rocked] at 6:00pm...meeting starts at 7:30pm! So thankful for the time change! 4 GIRLS! 4 GIRLS!!! All of us gals take a shower, blow dry hair, straighten hair, do make-up and get dressed in less than 40minutes! YES CRAZY! No idea how that happened! Kingdom Hall was less than 7mins from our hotel! Driving down the st to the Kingdom Hall was amazing! It was all surrounded by Hills. We got to meet all the friends & of course welcomed with warm loving hello's and hug's at the Pine Hill English Congregation, also got to meet the Pine Hill American Sign Language Group. What a excellent way to end our day!