Oops. Sorry about not following up on that last update, but we’ve been
First we thought the alternator light was a fluke due to “clean”
diagnosis from sears auto center on the west end of cleveland, but just
to be safe I bought a back up battery. And then we cleverly decided to
push for rochester. And noticed between gas stops that the car was
having a harder and harder time starting. Near buffalo it didn’t seem
like it was going to have another start left so I decided to put in the
Feeling relatively smug after seeing the car return to “normal”, we
headed off hoping to fnally get to out dog friendly hotel by 2 a.m.
And at almost exactly 2:30 a.m. the car blew out the front passenger
tire while on the highway.
only 7 miles from the hotel.
We’re fine. After waiting for a half hour for police who showed up
after an hour to help alert traffic, eventually I got the the tire
replaced with a rather sad looking full size spare and we made to the
hotel almost by the crack of dawn and in time for odin to wake up for
We’re at a tire place getting new tires and then it’s off to an
alternator place to see what my options are for that situation. I
suspect both problems are probably related to driving too far and too
long in the 92+ heat yesterday.
And then maybe we’ll drive a few miles.
I’m trying to remember that adventures are supposed to be adventurous,
but I could use a little less excitement right about now. Or at least