We toasted a transmission, while others were toasting with champagne, ‘Cuz that’s how we roll!
While most people on the West Coast were singing “Auld Land Syne”, watching the ball drop on T.V. and toasting with their friends and family….we were sitting in a parking lot in the middle of El Centro, CA waiting for our tow trucks! The lyrics of “should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind” were making us want to forget this experience!
On our way back out Interstate 8 to ring in the New Year in Arizona, our trusty Suburban decided she was done traveling for the winter. We stopped in El Centro to refuel and upon re-entering the freeway, we noticed we had no momentum or power to accelerate and we lost one of our gears.
We pulled back off the highway to take inventory of what was happening. Of course it was nighttime, nothing was open and it was New Year’s Eve….so, an immediate repair, fix or assistance, was not in the cards for us.
Pulling into a grocery store parking lot, we called AAA and requested (TWO) tow trucks because we had to head home. Both our truck and trailer made the long and SLLOOWW 150-mile haul back that night on the back of tow truck. Our tow vehicle, was officially being towed home 🙁
Once the holiday passed, we had a new transmission and we were back in business……We love new adventures and never knowing where the road may take us, but in this case the road sent us limping all the way home!