Back Country Roads at Night...

I've driven down a lot of Colorado's back country roads at night. Up until recently I never thought about what would happen if my vehicle broke down while driving down said roads.

I mean, I could call AAA. But a lot of the times, there's no cell signal on the back roads. For instance, I was driving east along Highway 94 south of Limon recently when my cell phone signal went out. I drove on the road for a good 45 minutes without passing anyone.

In a perfect world, someone would drive by and stop if they saw my vehicle broken down. But let's be honest... the reality of that happening on some of these roads is slim to none. 

What got me thinking about this... is an experience I had earlier in the day. While driving down I-25 to Colorado Springs my news vehicle died. I was stuck on the side of the road for two hours.

I've decided to bring an extra bag with me, full of extra clothes, snacks and water -- just in case my vehicle has issues in the future. Hopefully I'll never have to use it.

Highway 94