My favorite memory of Joshua(RB), was after he had been in a show in PA, we were heading home to Central NYS, when we ran into black ice on route 81, near the pa/ny border. Cars were sliding, accidents, folks were off on the shoulder, one could barely move 5-10 miles per hour.
I had a cb a friend had loaned me, so I could hear the truck chatter, and found out the road was closed up ahead, just at the border between the states. I decided to see how far I could get, I was running out of gas and staying put was not an option.
I made it to the last town before rt.81 was closed, and the blessing was it had an open-all night gas station/little grocery store, with a for trucks parking lot..huge...and best of all, they took credit cards!!
I was able to get food and water, set up a little litter box for Josh in the footwell of the passenger side of the car. I'd fall asleep, get cold, wake up, turn the car on for 20 minutes to warm up, turn it off and go back to sleep. I let Joshua out of his carrier, and he slept on my shoulder, under my coat which I had off but across me like a blanket. He purred, and smiled...I swear Joshua thought he was in heaven and we were having a party!
Next morning, traffic was allowed through, and I could slowly make my way home.