A Hidden Benefit of Elise Ownership
Hurricane Sandy, 2012:
I left the Orlando LOG heading north. Usually, I drive straight through from south Florida, but the storm, while fading, made it too difficult to drive at speed at night.
The next day, I determined it would be best to arrive during daylight. After all, the brunt of Sandy had hit here.
When I got off the highway, I saw that both of my usual routes were blocked. Trees, poles, wires, and the like closed those roads.
I live in a semi-rural area and began trying smaller roads, without any luck.
“I can’t be this close and not get home!” I thought.
Finally, I took one little street that had a sign that read “Road Closed”.
I soon found two giant SUVs in front of me, each the size of my college dorm room.
Shortly, we all arrived at the point where trees, branches and wires were hanging over the pavement.
I waited for the Queen Mary’s to turn around.
Then, in my little plastic car, I drove under all the debris and went home.
On another “closed” road, years before, I drove my Elan under the inverted V arm of an earth mover parked on a bridge.