Okay, technically most Oklahomans survive on a similar diet, but this story is warm, fuzzy and special.
This past weekend, an Oklahoma woman and her sister from Nebraska were rescued after being stranded on a snow-covered Michigan road for 13 days. They survived by eating an Oklahoma-certified diet of Girl Scout Cookies and cheese puffs.
An Oklahoma woman and her sister who disappeared during a trip through Michigan were found alive Saturday.Lee Wright, 56, of Depew and her sister, 52-year-old Leslie Roy of Nebraska, were taking a road trip to visit family in the upper Peninsula of Michigan, when their SUV got stuck in the snow in an area with no cell phone service.Wright's brother-in-law, Donald Wright, said the two women survived 13 days by eating Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs. He said they melted snow for water...
Am I the only one who's seeing a big hole in this story? How exactly did these two make it towards the end of a 1,000 mile road trip and still have Girl Scout cookies left? That just doesn't add up. You put me around a box of Samoas, Thin Mints or Tagalongs and they'll last as long as a virgin on prom night. Girl Scout Cookies were made to destroy any and all will power. I bet all the good cookies were gone by the time they reached Iowa, and when their RV got stuck in the snow all they had left was the sympathy-buy box of Rah-Rah Raisins. You know, that extra box you buy just to make the Girl Scout who accosts you outside Walmart feel happy? That's a shame because Thin Mints are delicious when frozen.
Here are the details on the heroic rescue:
Donald said search and rescue teams had gotten within two miles of the women several times, but had to turn around due to impassible roads.
He said rescuers in a helicopter noticed a glare from the SUV's windshield, and the women were well enough to get out of the vehicle and to let rescuers know they were safe.
Rescuers had to walk two miles to get to the women, who were wearing multiple layers of clothing to keep warm.
The women were taken to a hospital, but were released after just a few hours.
Both are back home.
Donald said his sister-in-law is still trying to wrap her mind around what happened, but said Lee read the Bible and prayed every day, he said the pair was able to survive through their faith.
Well, that's going to make for one boring episode of "I Survived."
"As I was tossing the cheese ball in my mouth I heard the sound of a helicopter and immediately knew we were going to be okay. We were saved!"
Also, I like how the ladies credit "faith" for their survival. If you ask me, they should be giving the glory to Chester Cheetah and Girl Scouts. They are the real heroes.