Hi, my name is Greg and my fiance’s name is Alicia. On July 14th we set out to drive from Philadelphia to Las Vegas to get married and to see the country along the way.
We made it all the way to Denver, Colorado when our funds ran out. We both didn’t think it was gonna cost as much as it did. So we swallowed our pride and decided to turn around to go home. We decided we would wait and fly out at a later date to finish what we started.
So we left Denver, Colorado and Greg drove for 14 hrs and then decided to pull over to get some sleep. Alicia decided to drive while he slept so they could make good progress. It was dark and was pouring rain outside. Alicia was driving on Interstate 70 right outside of St. Louis and the gps said to get off onto State Route 180 to get onto Interstate 270 to avoid the road closure through St. Louis. As she was getting back on she slide off the road into a water drainage ditch.
Greg woke up to screaming of, ” I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” No one was injured but the car was pretty bad. The car was Greg’s mom’s car, she let us use it because it was a great car to travel in. It was a 2015 Toyota Camry.
The cop came and he said that people fly off the side of the road here all the time because it’s really dark with no lights and the grading of the road has to be off cause once it rains it shoots people right off the road. The cop took us to a hotel and Triple A was supposed to tow it. The next morning we found out the car didn’t get towed so we had the body shop tow it. We got the hotel room for two weeks to give them enough time to fix the car. The first estimate was 6,200$ and then 4 days later we got a call that they totalled the car out.
Greg had to tell his mom the bad news which he was dreading and it didn’t go over to well. So we were ready to go home but then we both decided let’s stay out here and start our lives together. Greg got a job doing concrete for now he can’t find a job in his field which is a Telecommunications Lineman. Alicia is having a hard time finding a job because she usually waitresses and is a teacher’s aid. Which these two jobs are bad right now because of the Covid going on.
We have been looking for apartments so we can call some place ours and not be in a motel room.
We are looking for help so we can move into an apartment and honestly we want to get out to Las Vegas so we can finish what we started and get married. Greg also has to still get the ring but knows no matter what type of ring it is she will love it.
Anyone that helps we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hopefully this story can end with us getting back to Las Vegas and for two best friends to get married.