Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday: Stuck In Texas

Friday we left Oklahoma early in the morning. After only about two hours, we were in Texas and the moving van suddenly lost power, a whole bunch of check engine type lights went on, and the van went into "limp mode" and wouldn't go over about 40mph. So we pulled over and called Budget. We sat on the side of the road for over two hours waiting on hold and waiting for Budget to find a mechanic who figure out what was wrong. Finally they told us to drive to the Hart Chevrolet Dealership in Dalhart, TX, where we waited until 6pm for Budget to make a decision. (It must be said here that people at the dealership were wonderful to us! We were stuck there for HOURS and they took GREAT care of us!) Budget ended up towing to van to Amarillo, TX where we stayed the night. The next morning they transferred all of our stuff into another van and we were on our way again by early afternoon (luckily we didn't have to do any of the unpacking, moving, or repacking of the new van!).

It was irritating, but Budget took pretty good care of us. And we had a lot of fun while we waiting on the side of the road for a decision. We found some fun train junk and had an impromptu photo shoot.
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Of course, this wasn't the end of our journey. Nor was it the end of our troubles. Rest assured we did make it here though! I'll tell you all about our adventure from today (Sunday) when I've got a little more time in the next day or so. It's a good story and I've even got the sunburn to prove it!
Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine