Monday, November 05, 2007

A close call

Tonight my boyfriend and I were on our way to a Texas hold'em tournament at a casino just north of town. We were trying to get there before 6 pm, so that I could register. The casino is about 45 miles from where we live, but we had to turn back about half way there because we hit a deer that was trying to cross the road. The road was a four lane divided highway, so the speed limit was 65 mph. But it was very dark and this huge deer decided to step out into our lane. All I saw was this big huge deer head. My boyfriend saw it before I did, but there was no way to avoid it. The impact took out one headlight and the passenger side mirror. The right front fender and hood also got crumpled up pretty good. We are okay, but the car is going to need some body work. I was disappointed that I didn't get to go to the tournament, but I guess it just wasn't ment to be. I guess the deer didn't survive, so that gives you an idea of how lucky we were to be able to drive back home after that. Next time we will leave earlier and do our driving in daylight when it's this close to deer hunting season.