Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The long road here....

Wow, so we are finally in Fairburn Georgia at our campsite but what a trip to get here.

Allow me to elaborate:

We began with a wonderful trip and five day vacation to Sedona. Saw the family including my lovely Nana and her boyfriend Bernie. After the stay, we drove back to Apache Junction to get started on the schlep to Georgia.

First problem, Appa did not start up. Two months unattended in the Arizona sun apparently for a happy RV does not make. We kept trying and eventually called AAA to get a guy out there. An hour later he arrives butI says the engine is just flooded from our attempts to start it. Everything works fine now, its just flooded. So we wait and watch Dr Who with Casey and jimmy.  We began trying to start the engine at 5, finally get it to start by pumping the bejesus out of the gas at 10pm. Wow.

So we get just out of town and stop for the night. Next day we set out and find a new problem, Appa overheats easily now. After stopping for gas, he won't start again for a couple hours. Yikes. So we start to work around that by not stopping the engine to gas up.

Next problem. In one of our bejesus -pumpings to get the engine revving, Amanda steps too hard and the cable connecting the gas pedal to the bit that lets the gas in snaps! We call AAA and they send a towing guy out. The nearest shop is 144 miles away. AAA will cover the first 100 miles but the next 44 have to come out of pocket....crap.

Fortunately the AAA guy says "I think I can fix this" and does with some heavy gauge wire! Some creative tying and wrapping and we were back in the road!

The next day we realized we wanted to be in Georgia sooner than we were planning. Amanda started just trucking it past jimmy and Casey and I took a couple hour nap at 3am. Woke up at 6:30 with a coffee-addled Amanda in desperate need of some rest. I took over and drove us the rest of the way and into our camp!!

Now we just need to check our engine regularly, turn it over every once in a while and take good care of our baby.

Sooo much more I could write but I don't want to be too verbose and my thumbs are mad. Typing on my phone .....our next generation will have some messed-up thumbs!

1 comment:

  1. What a long strange trip its been! But your shaded campsite in the trees looks like it may all be worth it. So glad we did the AAA thing. Rest up well....Saturday is around the corner. Don't forget to contact Mark and Jennifer! They might want to bring the kids to the Faire. (DO NOT LET WILLIAM BUY ANYTHING SHARP!) Maybe you could help him out with some discount tickets??? One hand rubs the other...Sleep tight you two! (oh wait...phrasing...)