Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Breakdowns

Taos, NM – OMFG the bearings are gone again!!!

We’d just left Taos about 5 minutes before. We pulled over at the rest area to take a photo and as soon as Harold opened the door I smelled something burning. “That’s not us is it?” I yelled to be heard over the traffic roaring past us. “I hope not!” he responded, followed by “Yes, it’s us!” Surely […]

Wendover, NV – I’m Bill Murray and this is Groundhog Day

Monday morning: We heard back from BJ at State Trailer Supply this morning. They don’t have any of our axles in stock, so we need to special order it and it won’t be here until September 24th. That means we’re stuck here for 10 days, if we go with them. We got the info for […]

Salt Lake City – a different kind of pilgrimage

The town of Wendover is split right down the center. The casino side is in Nevada, the seedier side is in Utah. We’re about a block from Nevada here. Harold just pointed out to me that we’re now in mountain time, but a block up the road it’s Pacific time. So which 10am did the […]

Wendover, NV – Triple A We have a problem

We’re halfway between Elko, NV and Salt Lake City, UT. It’s a gorgeous afternoon, we’re sailing along, still gliding on the high of the previous week. Harold looks into his rear view mirror and says, very casually, “We may have a problem back there.” “What kinda problem? What’s going on?” I question him. He’s so […]

All the way South to Bakersfield

We left home on Friday night, drove to Chehalis in southern Washington, where we bought groceries and stayed overnight at Walmart. My parents had arrived there in the afternoon. They don’t like to drive at night. We often don’t have a choice. Wilson Mobile 4G Cell Booster We’re not exactly on the same trip as […]

Is your fridge running?

“I wonder if the fridge is running? Maybe we need to go catch it too.” Had I seriously just uttered those exact words in jest? Famous last words that came back to bite us less than 24 hours later. Ask me again, that silly old kid’s joke: “Is your fridge running?” and I’ll answer you with […]

Did you turn off the oven?

 “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac When you’re on vacation, you usually only have a few weeks, so you rush out, spend a ton of hours driving somewhere, see some sights, then get back on the […]

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