Lost in Iowa!

car stuck in mud
Returning to the car some days later

Terry spent American Thanksgiving and the 3 days following in her rental car, stuck to the axles in mud, outside Fairfield, Iowa, on a road not used in winter – and without a cellphone.

She survived on a Christmas marzipan fruitcake and two bottles of kombucha, and only her Terry Tales for company.

Just as she was running out of gas to keep warm, and after a foot of snow had buried everything, including her car, she was found by two boys on snowmobiles.

Got the car back, but it needs a cleanup!

Since then, she’s been getting lots of mileage out of the story! Here are some links to the flurry of press coverage:

DesMoines Register:  Canadian woman stranded on Iowa mud road for 3 days survived on kombucha and marzipan cake

CBC: Hubbards woman, 72, survives 4 days stranded in car on rural road

CTV: Iowa teens rescue Canadian after 3 days stranded with car

Fairfield Ledger:  Woman rescued after three days in car

The Gazette (Iowa): Canadian survives 3 days stuck on Iowa road

WSBTV: Woman, 72, survives on kombucha, marzipan cake while stranded for 4 days

Radio-Canada : Une femme coincée dans sa voiture survit pendant 4 jours avec un gâteau aux fruits et du kombucha

Independent (UK) Teens rescue 72-year-old after she spent 3 days stranded in her car.
Terry Harnish survived on Kombucha and marzipan cake

mud and boots