I was on a mission. I had to see where my dad spent his teenage years. That is how I found the Oregon Trail.
We drove off Highway 30, drove over to Bancroft, found Ten Mile Pass Road, and looked for the old Jones homestead.
It was while nearing the pass that I saw a road sign of the historic variety. I said to my wife, “I didn’t know the Oregon Trail passed through here.”
I backed the van to take a better look at the sign. My wife said, “Watch out!” That’s when the van slid down a steep bank off the road.
What I said next was not nice.
I got out of the van and looked at the situation. The bank was very steep and of loose gravel. I climbed up to the passenger’s side of the van to help my wife out. I hoped the van would not roll over on us while we were trying to escape.
I could see the headlines: Dumb Old Couple Crushed by GMC Conversion Van.
My wife said, “What are we going to do now?”
I said, “Look, you can