Ok, we are not hurt, nor is the other old man involved, and both of us could drive away in our vehicles!
We had to move from one campground to another today, only 15 or so miles apart. Strawberry Park was gorgeous and full of nice people. But the cost on the weekend is $79 a day.
Then there was the issue of returning something to Target so we were doing both things and did not get the right exit or turn or something. So Russ was looking for a place where our big rig and car could circle around. He found it, Mc Donalds and just turned in in front of a moving lane of traffic. I am watching the lane of traffic coming straight toward us and and realizing that the closest black truck is not seeing us make our mistake in time to brake enough. So, whiz, bang. The old guy about Russ’s age brakes and pulls to the left, snags our bumper over the tire, grinds to the end.
Well the other guy is pretty shook. I go into school teacher mode, out into the street pick up pieces of our vehicle, round traffic around and help the guy. Connecticut State Police arrive and move him off the road too. I told them we were at fault and Russ made phone calls and got all the information for the man-George Singer. We were together for 1 and 1/2 hours chitchatting and like I said both of us have plenty of repairs but we could drive away ok. He even said it was nice to meet us.
Already heard from the insurance people and we have to drive into Hartford Monday on the way to NYC. Russ is pretty wiped out. It definitely shook him up that he had not even seen the traffic. As they say, getting old is not for sissies.And he better not complain again when I backseat drive.