Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kentucky Morning

Yesterday was an interesting one! We ended up leaving a couple of hours late, and when we were doing the last minute checks of the tail lights on the camper, we noticed one was out. We weren't sure whether or not to go on the road with the light out or get it checked out. We made the decision to go to the the Reines camping place to get someone to look at at, only to be told there was no available appointment until the middle of July. One man very graciously agreed to check it out and spent 30 mins diagnosing it. Nothing we could do but buy a part and fix it on the way. The time was 12 noon, it was in the 90s, and everyone was hot, bothered, and hungry. Imagine that! Not even out of Manassas and we were eating the lunch we had packed for the road! Good thing I always pack too much. Along about Front Royal, the Maintenance Required light came on. The look on John's face was priceless! Handbook checked, we determined that after the last oil change, the system wasn't reset and we were in good shape. Whew!

The trip was uneventful and the boys behaved beautifully, watching videos, reading, and playing games. We stopped for gas twice (I think we'll have the national debt equalled in money spent on gas) and arrived in KY at 9:30. Setting up the camper in the dark was a little challenging, but everything was in place and we were in bed by 11:00. First day on the road, done.

Lessons learned
1. God has a reason for all sorts of delays and diappointments. Trust in Him and try not to fret.
2. The best laid plans of men, yada yada yada
3. Always pack more sandwiches than you need.

1 comment:

Sri said...

Paula - this is Sri (work with John, u remember me!)

I love the blogs. I am going to read them assiduously. John knows my love for the Parks and while I cannot be there in person, I can imagine your trails through these blogs.

Drive safely and I can't wait till u get to glacier.