Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lake Michigan

Well, we have had quite an adventure getting here, but here we are at the Sea of Michigan -- we mean, Lake Michigan! It is really big!

A short recap of our journey.

Things have gone quite well -- except for yesterday (Tuesday).  The brief version is that a piece of the trailer frame where one of the trailer springs attach, failed. Broke off entirely and left the spring just sitting against the I-beam.  A man drove by and noticed it, flagged us down, and told us what he saw. We went and looked but he had to show me what he was talking about.  I still couldn't see it.  Can't begin to tell you how he did. Was not readily apparent to me. But the axle had, in fact, moved about three inches forward making it out of alignment.

Had he not stopped us, I suppose it's possible that eventually the undercarriage might have completely failed causing who knows what.

The he said he knew of a place 20 miles down the road that fixed semi-trailers and he thought they might help. They did and three hours later we were on the road again.

We kind of figure the guy who stopped us was not there by accident nor coincidence. Someone is watching out for us and we know who it is.

The second shot is of the place we stayed at the first night out. It's called Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, and was not quite what we expected.  But it was pleasant enough and we weren't there very long.

We'll post a picture of our second nights stay when I figure out how to get it off this new cell phone!  It was a really nice little place.

And we are, of course, 'roughing' it while we are out here far from home in our little RV.  With our cell phone. And our internet anywhere connection. And our microwave oven.  And our Kindle.  Oh, and we are watching our 23 inch plasma TV right now.

Don't you feel sorry for us?


Bressler Bunch said...

You weren't kidding when you said nothing is growing! And everything is wet! Looks like you just pulled off in the mud. Glad we are going in June when it will hopefully be prettier. If it ever dries out.

The Fendleys said...

Yah, you posted!! Can't wait to see more pics. Oh, and yes, I LOVE how you are "roughing it". Tough life you two have!! :) Love you!!

wilcock said...

Great to read your further adventures. You are the best. I'm giving a talk on Seminary. Remind me of the story of the two Mongolian youth who showed up at the church at 4 am because they didn't have a clock. Mar Jene

Marcia said...

We just passed through Ogallala. It's amazing how we miss each other coming and going. It looks like you've got your work cut out for you. Kirtland is an amazing place. I'm glad you get to serve there.