The Journey begins.

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Well last night we got off to a good start. We left San Angelo about 4.
After a quick stop to get fuel and ice we got on the road and all went great.
We saw vistas.
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And more vistas.
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Google maps took us on some really tiny detours, taking us through towns like Eastland… for no apparent reason pulling us off the high way all through towns up hill and down dale just to tell us… get back on the highway about 30 minutes later.

Then about 20 miles out of Ranger, this happened….
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God was with us! MJ had just passed a semi so we were in the left lane. He managed to retain control and got us between 2 semis off onto the shoulder. The tire is shredded, and ripped completely off the rim.
BUT… we have a spare and the CVI showed the spare as ok… only it was totally flat!
So we called AAA… they couldn’t find a truck to come out because we were in such a rural area…
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Finally they found Freddy’s Auto Repair in Ranger and after an hour and a half we got air in our spare. Which, was fine, not leaking air so we know no one put air in Sunday at the CVI.

I gave him a bag of fresh baked cookies and my sincere thanks.

We were on the road again. About 11 we finally arrived.
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We sat up chatting until about 1 then crashed!
Sue Ellen has the sweetest home! It is so comfy and beautiful. Here is the sight we saw in the guest bedroom.
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Sue Ellen and Johnnie have 2 of the sweetest kitties in the world. One is a gorgeous Grey, like Mouse only 3 times bigger! He is being shy and won’t come out for a picture.
Her white and orange one I managed to catch before he could disapear!
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So this morning we are having a nice breakfast of sausage cheese and egg croissant and raspberry bread. With a large dose of great company!

Stay tuned for the next installment!
hugs y’all!
Melissa

One thought on “The Journey begins.

  1. We loved it that you stopped and stayed with us while beginning your summer adventure! It was such a blessing to have you and M.J. in our home! You two just feel like close family. Anytime you want to stay in the Metroplex, you know where your second home is located.

    We were all so blessed that you and M.J. were not hurt when you blew a tire, on a hill, on the interstate, between two semi’s. (That was a “Look up into the sky and say, ‘Thank you God, I know that was you’ moment.”)

    We will be praying for continued safe travels for you and M.J. during your vacation. Hope you find many wonderful treasures!

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