As we left Boise and passed Mountain Home (about 45 miles outside of Boise), our front left wheel popped off. Not the tire, the entire wheel. Lug nuts, hubcap, tire, everything. Thank goodness Eric is a smart driver and knew how to handle the situation, thus all Aspen and I noticed was that our Jeep was tipping (of course after a couple seconds I realized the full situation).
The first thought that entered my mind was, We're alive! It's a miracle.
The second thought was, Meineke.......
As you can see in the photo, after the wheel came off the Jeep, we drug along the side of the road for about 500 feet, leaving a nice trail behind us. Honestly, I couldn't believe that we were okay, and that the only damage done was to our car. I am so grateful that we prayed before we started the trip, and that the Lord was watching over us. I'm also so grateful to my husband, who did not freak out, but simply slowed down.
We were delayed about 2.5 hours (I won't bore you with all the details), but were still able to go on our trip, thanks to Eric's wonderful family, who brought us their truck to Mountain Home, and let us take it on our trip.
Meineke has offered to pay for our Jeep to get fixed, and that's all I'm saying about that.