The girls and I are soaking in some Oklahoma sunshine before we hit the road again on day 3. To catch you up, our first day on the road was full of excitement.
After replacing both truck batteries (thankfully while still at Happenstance – good call Gerry!) we made it to Kentucky before blowing a trailer tire. Now here’s the cool part. Thinking “it’s time for a bio break” I look in my mirror to change lanes and take the exit ramp and notice a little something flapping around the wheel well. No biggie. I’m exiting already and can check it out. Thinking “where’s a good place to pull over”, I look up and the first parking lot I come to is a Goodyear tire store with 24 hour emergency service. I stop the truck and hop back to see what’s going on. Holy Moly. How do you not feel that!?!?!?
Did I mention I’m in the parking lot of a tire store? The employees were actually all in the parking lot headed out for the day but given the fact that they do roadside assistance (and I may have looked slightly pitiful and a bit frazzled), they stayed. Had my tire in stock. Were able to put it onto my rim which wasn’t damaged at all. And I was back trucking in less than an hour. My miracle tire story.
We made it to Arkansas that night. Met a few llamas the next morning. (If you look close you can see them under the tree). This was after then came running to the fence line. Not Savvys favorite moment of the morning.
Landed in OKC last night and head off for Albuquerque today. I’m wearing my NM socks while hand grazing this morning in honor of the occasion. And to remind myself to be on the lookout for rattlers again.
We’re a little worn but doing good. Peps is actually doing great – pretty spunky for Pep. Savvys holding her own, and I’m praying for continued input/output. Trusting my co-Pilot for the next leg of the journey. Humming Lauren Alaina’s song as we go, “Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel, don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on.”
This blog blossomed in the midst of a crisis. It grew into an outlet for the overwhelming feelings I was experiencing back in the spring of 2017 and became a tangible way to connect to my network of contacts that mean so much to me. Now, over 4 years later, it is re-born.