Day 178- On the road again- sort of . . .

We left our little family at Yellowstone and started our journey through Idaho, heading to Elko, Nevada, where we would stop for the night.

Can you figure out what is shown in this photo?

If you said a view of our car from inside the cab of a tow truck, you are RIGHT!

When we were at Yellowstone, our car wouldn’t start one day (and wouldn’t hold a charge after being jumped)- and it ended up needing a new alternator.  We took it to a local shop, they ordered the part, and all was well.

Until we ALMOST got to Twin Falls, Idaho.

All of a sudden, there was a clunk- and, one by one, the cruise control, the speedometer, the gears, and EVERYTHING ELSE stopped. My husband coasted onto the shoulder of the busy highway, where we watched the big rigs whiz by as we searched for the Triple A emergency number and phone number of a Subaru dealership.  An extremely nice police officer (state trooper?) came by and checked on us- and, an hour later, the tow truck showed up and towed us to the Twin Falls Subaru dealership..

The problem was- the alternator.  It may or may not have been defective and may or may not have been installed incorrectly. Subaru quickly installed a new one (we thought we would be here for DAYS)- and we are good to go!  Our trip will be a little longer tomorrow then we thought, but things could be worse- and we were impressed with the friendly, helpful service at the Subaru dealership.


6 responses

  1. I’m glad your delay was not TOO bad. At least you got a clever and creative photo of the day! LOL!

    June 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

  2. Great photo. Great composition! So sorry to hear about your mishap. Go to the Apple App store and get the Triple A roadside App. One click for help! No more searching for the phone number.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

  3. Oh gosh! hoping all is well now, safe travel

    June 28, 2011 at 3:16 am

  4. joan

    Oh, does make a great story and photo.

    June 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

  5. Nevin Valentine

    Leave it to you to turn the car breakdown into a most interesting photo!

    June 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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