Monday, October 24, 2016
A Roadtrip Saga by Brenda Whiteside
On Wednesday, the 19th, my husband and I went to Prescott (2 1/2 hour drive) with the purpose of picking up my now fixed laptop from Best Buy then on to the storage facility to retrieve our yard sale items stored from the summer. We were bound for Phoenix to a four family yard sale. But when we tried to leave Best Buy, the truck wouldn't go into reverse. After pushing it out of the parking space, we headed to Aamco only to find out that yes, the transmission was broken, but that we had to have it fixed by the dealer in Phoenix where we had it fixed last time.
We finally got to the storage, spent the night in Prescott, and headed to the valley the next morning...making sure to not put ourselves in any position that required backing up. They were not sure we could get it fixed by Saturday. I did my panic act. We were supposed to leave for Colorado on Sunday to help son and family move to Arizona. And the days were time sensitive as my daughter in law has a must have medical treatment on the 28th.
In the hubbub, I forgot about the blog. How about a short travel log? After leaving picturesque Flagstaff, Arizona, we are now close to the New Mexico border. The land is fairly flat with a few scrub brush and ugly billboards. There are a few mesas ahead, streaked with red and tan. Gallup, New Mexico is the next largest town.
Seven more hours of driving, a sleep, a day of packing and loading, and we'll be turning around to head back to Arizona. Tired? Yes. Looking forward to my own bed next week? Yes. But I am sooo glad they are moving back!