Saturday, July 31, 2010

Canyonlands National Park

I didn't get any other pictures from Canyonlands because the wind was too much for me.  I only did a drive-thru.  I need to go back one day soon.

I did stop at the visitor center and overheard a couple on a motorcycle talking to the park rangers about his gas situation - he didn't have any.  The nearest gas station is 27 miles away.  They were telling them that it is against regulations for park personnel to use official vehicles to transport anyone outside of the park, but it was downhill almost all the way so they thought it would be okay.  The voice in my head didn't scream, "There's something wrong. Run!"  The voice said "Help them."  I asked which way they were going.  

"Back to Moab."

"I'm heading the same way.  I'll follow you and if you run out, we'll figure out a way to get you some gas."

He cut the engine and coasted as often as he could.  We made it just in time.  I topped off before I headed to the park and was still sitting on almost a full tank but I needed ice so I pulled in behind him.  He gave me a big hug and kept thanking me. 

"You are so nice.  You don't even know me."  

I was heading that direction anyway.  I didn't think it was a big deal.  There is no cell phone signal on that road so they would have had no way to call for help if they didn't make it.  I would not have been able to sleep.     


22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

woot. good job being a good neighbor!

Lucy said...

What a heart warming story. When we werre so poor we lived in hilly country and my brother did that . good luck

gayle said...

You did a good deed!!!:)

Kelly said...

My first thought from looking at the photo, before I read anything, was "look how windy!".

Good for you for helping them out, too!

jack69 said...

Very nice gesture, Yep ther are still nice folk around, U B 1.
from mackinac island, MI

sage said...

Good for you... the best way to see the park is by boat, I'd love to once again float the Green River. It's a great trip for early October.

Bernie said...

I wouldn't have been able to sleep either Jen. We all should look out for one another.
........:-) Hugs

tywo said...

We all try to remain nice, though it is very hard these days. :(
Anyway, I hope your weekend is going well.
All my love.





LOVE!

Tempo said...

To be honest the only thing that surprises me is that more people wouldnt do what you did. Here in OZ you can still expect strangers to lend a helping hand when needed, in this harsh country it keeps us all alive.
You are a good person Jen...(like you needed to be told that!)

TALON said...

It's so heartwarming when people do the right thing. And nowadays, it's almost shocking. Thanks for the reinforcement that it truly is the little things that make a huge world of difference!

blueviolet said...

You are such a kind person. That's wonderful that you helped.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I agree you're so sweet, what goes around comes around! You deserve a big hug :)

Heather said...

How sweet! I wouldn't have been able to sleep either.

chelsea rebecca said...

wow this is so awesome! and inspiring!
hooray for kindness!

AmyLK said...

That was so nice! The world would be a wonderful place if people would look out for each other like that.

A Peculiar Person said...

I would like to invite you to visit my blog. I would love to get your thoughts on some of my recent posts.

alonganarrowway.blogspot.com

God Bless!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How nice of you!! :)

The Blue Zoo said...

Hey, nice is hard to find these days! That was really nice of you!

Unknown Mami said...

Good lookin' out! That was very neighborly of you.

Rebecca S. said...

It sounds like that guy was truly relieved to get your help - that must have made you feel good too. And no one was chopped up into little pieces. Whew!

Jingle said...

kindness is priceless.
thanks for sharing!

LZ Blogger said...

I have all 58 of the U.S. Natioanl Parks on my "Bucket List"... 27 down and only 31 to go. ~ jb///

Post a Comment