I awoke around 7 a.m. and rested until 8 a.m. I washed up in the bathroom and got ready for Sunday morning Mass. I headed over to the church early and spent some time in prayer. I spoke with Fr. Jason telling him my intentions for the day, and asked to stay on the property for one more night. He allowed me to do so!
A woman pulled over named Wendy. She told me she has been following the journey since I met up with Ernie, who ran through Krotz Springs months ago. We chatted and she asked me what I was doing. I told her I had to abandon the buggy on the spillway, and I intended to retrieve it. She wished me luck.
The crash site was littered with what I had abandoned, but I was able to gather it all together. Amazingly, the jeep seemed to be in sound condition! I forged through the wetlands back to a service road. Not one snake!!!
I analyzed the damage. It must have landed upside down. The frame, tires, and axle were all in great condition. The handle bars were warped to the right, something I’ll get used to. If this thing survived a drop like it did, I hope it can make it to California!
It took me a few hours to hike back through. I saw alot of beautiful things, but refrained from taking photographs. Emerging, I felt a little like Amos Moses from the Jerry Reed song. I was “fixing” to get the buggy, and I did!