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Murphy's Law When Trying to Leave

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Another 24-hour turnaround trip. We had planned to leave early Sat morning, drive to Ft. Bidwell, then on to Oregon. Well, that plan changed quickly.

Nate called and asked if we’d deliver almonds to their newest farmers market, in Larkspur, just north of San Francisco, a 4-hour drive without the RV. But we’d need to be there by 8am Sat. This meant leaving Fri evening and sleeping at a rest stop. No rest for us, that’s for sure.

Then we heard from an adjuster friend that he could meet up with us Sat a.m. and maybe we’d like to go to the Pirate Festival in Vallejo. Now that sounded fun.

We didn’t need to do much for the RV, except for a good wash job and to refill the water tank. I also wanted to pack more clothes as we will be gone for a couple of weeks.

I had several loads of clothes to wash and also promised a sick neighbor that I’d make her some chicken soup, making the stock from scratch. As a daughter-in-law was sick too, I said I’d make her soup also.

While roasting chickens, making the stock and soup I did laundry and repacked the RV. We were about ready to leave to pick up product from our middle boy when Dale was making a last close inspection. He found a bulge in a rear tire of the RV. He changed the tire and put on the spare. Upon closer inspection he found that the steel belt was actually worn thru.

Dale then went to the other side of the RV and found that the rear tire also had worn thru to the steel belt. Mind you, it was 5:15 on a Friday afternoon.

We got online and by that time, the tire store we usually shop at was closed. We found one open until 6 so Dale quickly went there. Unfortunately, there were no tires for our RV. Dale then went to Costco where they did have tires to fit and were open until 8pm. Unfortunately, Dale had rushed off without any cash, check or debit card. But he came home and got back to Costco by 7:30pm.

Finally, by 9pm, we were off. 1st stop, the kitchen to pick up the product. On the way Justin called, he’d forgotten some paperwork at his house so we should stop there. We got to his house, nope, now we were to go to the kitchen. We loaded up the product but then had to go back to his house as there was something more we needed to pick up.

Back at Justin’s, we ran in to deliver food and say hi to everyone. I’d left my door open as we’d just run in and out.

We finally jumped into our truck, it was pushing 10:30 by now. We got down the road when Justin called. Oops, we were missing someone. Twinkle had gotten out and we’d left her behind.

Back to Justin’s to get Twinks.

Finally, we got on the road and drove ½ way to Larkspur. A very late night and we were so glad to see the rest stop.

Posted by Miss Chris 11:40 Archived in USA Tagged road_trip travel rv

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