(PRWEB) April 13, 2005
My wife Linda and I decided we needed to get away for the day. Away from all the stress we were having in our life.
I called Park Vista to check the Sunday menu for the day. The breakfast buffet was served from 6:30 A M to 12 noon. We decided to take our time and go for lunch. Lunch was fantastic. We started with the Baked French Onion soup, we split a roast beef sandwich with fries, excellent choice. Then came dessert, Chocolate Raspberry Dream. Coffee to drink. All was fabulous. As we ate we were looking down over Gatlinburg. What a fabulous view of the city from high on the mountain. Our waitress, Anne McNeeley was fantastic. AnneÂs Husband Jon McNeeley was one of the Chefs on duty as well as Jose Perez. This was a very relaxing lunch. We were glad we picked Park Vista for our day of relaxation.
We came down off the mountain from Park Vista. A very steep driveway! As we turned off airport road I realized I had no breaks. The town was very busy, sidewalks loaded with people. Both lanes of traffic were extremely busy. I pulled down into first gear to slow me down, frantically pumping the breaks as hard as I could. I was not slowing down! I tried running into the curb to slow me down with no luck. A young man started to step off the curb into the street. I laid on my horn as Linda frantically waved him back. All of a sudden there was a police officer and a wrecker in front of me, removing an illegally parked Limousine. I almost hit the police officer. Missing him by only inches. Waving and yelling ÂWe canÂt stopÂ the officer, although startled by his own near miss, he called to another officer in a vehicle to telling him that our vehicle had no brakes and to try to use his vehicle to stop us before we hit someone. I had just enough time to swing into the other lane around the wrecker and back into my lane without being hit or hitting anyone. I was praying all the time. It looked as if we would have to hit a light pole to stop this rampage. Then I heard a siren, The police Jeep pulled in front of me and stopped to stop my Van. At this time my Guardian Angel really took control, the brakes worked long enough for me to stop me before I ran into the back of the Jeep and held until I put the Van in park and then the brake pedal returned to the floor. At this moment I was thanking my Lord Jesus for my Guardian Angel.
Officer Matt Smith was the Officer in the vehicle. I cannot thank Officer Matt Smith enough for his kindness, for being so understanding and his help. Sergeant Chuck Reagan was the officer I almost hit. I do apologize to Sergeant Regan. Gatlinburg can be proud of the men on their force, I am.
My wife Linda and I could have been killed or killed someone. But our Guardian Angel was their to protect us.
What was to be a stress free day, showed us what real stress was.
Until next time
Stay in Gods Care
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