jm's Adventure with Multiple Myeloma: Mackay Idaho to Colorado - Opening Day of Antlered Deer Season in Wyoming - October 15 2012

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Mackay Idaho to Colorado - Opening Day of Antlered Deer Season in Wyoming - October 15 2012

Went to Sammy's at o'dark thirty to say good-bye to my father before Jane Koeckeritz and I headed to Colorado this morning in Bart (2006 Honda Pilot). We departed Mackay at 5:45 AM
I got stopped for speeding in Blackfoot, Idaho, but was only given a warning - 56 in a 40 mph zone. I wasn't in a hurry, but distracted talking to Jane. The officer was very nice. At least I had the current registration and insurance cards in the car.

Then, in Wyoming at mile marker 88 on US 30 just beyond Kemmerer, Wyoming (my Kemmer's namesake) we had the scare of our lives. A LOUD BANG - and I mean LOUD. We had been shot on opening day of antlered deer season in Wyoming in the right lower side of the windshield. We were the only car on the road for miles - so, it was not a rock chip.

We decided to call 911 and report it since a bullet can travel up to 2 miles and others might be at risk. The 911 operator said, "Well it is opening day of hunting, but they are not suppose to shoot toward the highway"! 

Wyoming State Patrol, Officer Parks came after awhile. He agreed it looked like a gunshot, but it had not come through the windshield. He made a report and said he was going to go down to the river valley and look for the hunter.
This excitement set us back at least an hour on our 680 mile journey. I'll have to get a new windshield for Bart.

Kemmer was a good traveler as usual.
We arrived back in Colorado after just 11 3/4 hours. Thanks so much for Jane for doing most of the driving.

1 comment:

  1. Wow..........what a scare! Glad you were safe.