We left Sunday afternoon instead of early that morning, because they found a problem with the trailer Dad was going to haul, and had to fix it at the last minute. We had left the house early in the morning because Robert had to take us over and then get back to church as he runs the LCD for the songs and sermon every Sunday.
We played around the “yard” while our people loaded all of our stuff into the cab of the BIG truck we were going in. About the time everything got loaded, Dad’s supervisor that was doing a last minute check of the trailer we were hauling, found some kind of big problem, and they had to do a lot of quick running around to find parts to get it fixed before we left.
Dad wasn’t to happy because we were already leaving later than he’d hoped too, and we only had 4 days to get all the way across the U.S. He had to have the trailer in Jacksonville, Florida by 4 p.m. on Thursday, the 21st so that it could be loaded on the ship that would take it overseas.
While Dad got more and more stressed, waiting for the trailer to be fixed, WE all got to run and play, so we didn’t mind too much that we didn’t leave at 8 a.m. like Dad had planned.
Monday morning, we left Quartsite and continued driving down I-10 through Arizona and New Mexico. Pippin is waiting for his Papa to get back from the restaurant with our mid-day snack in this pic. We made it to a Rest Stop just past El Paso, TX by that night… another 570 miles or so…
Early Tuesday morning, we left the Rest Stop and headed deeper into Texas. THAT is a BIG state!!! About the time we got to Fort Stockton, Dad noticed a problem with the truck’s temperature gauge. He called Ryder (The company they rented the truck from) and we went to a shop there in Ft. Stockton to have it checked. They said it wasn’t serious, but we had to go to San Antonio to their big shop to have them fix it.