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4) Trip Day 1

Flight, ride with stranger, bus, and minus 8 degrees!

semi-overcast -2 °F
View VW bus trip on PayDro's travel map.

Sorry for the one line entries: we are tired!

Flight was good, started with Jack/coke and Bacardi/coke... nice breakfast!... "Nothing like a JD and coke on an empty stomach...calms the nerves like no other" IMGP0140.jpg

they had a raffle for prizes and ca$h... we won $100! SWEET! IMGP0141.jpg

LeeAnn thought to be comfortable, and wore her flip flops... we'll see how that works out for her... She also wondered why all the ponds were "white." Umm, you'll soon find out... IMGP0143.jpg

Disembarking, they had us walk down a ramp, and onto the tarmac, and to the terminal in the minus 2 deg F weather! Leeann was not happy she packed her shoes in the checked luggage! IMGP0144.jpg

In the rent-a-car line, the guy in front of me was asking how to get to Stevens Point. i said I was going there, and we could share a ride. (LeeAnn wasn't too happy, but it was cool) his name is Darin... Thanks Darin! You saved us $95!!! IMGP0145.jpg

He drops us off at the mechanic shop, and we see the Mystery Machine up on the lift with no tires! NOOOOO! But they said they were just finishing up the repairs: (oil change, sync carbs, heater hoses, new/used tires, etc), and we have to wait another hour. (this is about 2 pm) so we go to eat, and get a call around 3:30, that the repairs are almost done. YEAH! Nice view, inside the restaurant... IMGP0148.jpg Nice smile, Baby!

Have you (Floridians) ever seen a Taco Bell like this? --> IMGP0146.jpg

We take her for a test drive, and they want to do a few adjustments. We pay, do paper work, and leave about 6 pm (gas n go baby!) We got some good advice from the older mechanics: "Treat her right, like an older lady; slow and steady, she'll get you to where you're going. Don't abuse her."

So we drive about 2 hours at 55 MPH, and get pulled over by Wisconsin's finest. We have a tail-light DIM. Not OUT, but DIM! We show her all the paperwork, tell her our story, and she gives us a warning. Off we go! We stopped at a Super 8 hotel and here we are! Not out of Wisconsin yet!

Did I mention that it was minus 8 deg F when we got here? WITHOUT the wind! Our feet were freezing, and the heat didn't work, so we are stoppping to warm up.

More to come!

P & L

Posted by PayDro 20:14 Archived in USA Tagged automotive

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