Monday, January 21, 2008

Not a bad place to be...

We’ve heard it a million times…”Everything happens for a reason”! Today more than ever this rings true. Kelly and I started the morning at 8 sharp hoping RV America could help us in our first stranding. They listened to a quarter of our story before interrupting with “Oh, we don’t do chassis work. We send our work to Sikeston Auto Services”. With directions to our next stop we thought, “Great, the run around begins”. Were we ever wrong! We arrived at the small mechanic shop and a young lad was energetic to help. A quick diagnose, he said “The boss will be in shortly for a second opinion but I think your power steering pump is going”. We were prepared for the worst. The tall man that appeared next was our savior. A GM instructor, he walked Kelly and I through the hydro boost and power steering system and called a kink in a return line and the power steering pump as the start to our fix. Lucky for us there was a pump in town and he was speedy to start the work, even with the fleet work he had to take care of on top. After a recommend hot breakfast spot, we filled our bellies and headed back, stopping first by the Goodwill and scoring some sweet threads to show off. By noon he had the pump in, but there was still a problem. The power steering reservoir was still overflowing a thick foamy substance. After completely bleeding the system, and a test drive, we were back in business. Needless to say we were ecstatic. We paid our tab and with one last recommendation, we were off to dinner at Lamberts,” home of the tossed roll”. What a place! They really do toss the rolls…from one side of the restaurant to the other and the portions where abundant as where the things on the wall to look at. If you leave there hungry, it’s your own fault.

So to sum up, we by chance stopped for a evening at Hinton RV park, connected to shore power, winded up replacing a power steering pump, staying a extra night, but meeting some unforgettable people and a monkey. Our stay in Sikeston Missouri will not be forgotten! We will continue to stay positive, knowing that life may show us great things in funny ways. Keep watching, who knows what will happened next. Thanks again Sikeston.

3 comments:

piper said...

Lamberts is awesome! Josh and I watched a guy get smoked in the head with a hot roll once... knocked his glasses right off!

Aunt Sandy said...

Hey guys. Sounds like an adventure true to the word today. Glad to see you are back up and running. Looking forward to the next stop.

Betty Jo and Jerry said...

We are so happy that we were lucky enough to meet you two at the RV park in Sikeston. Thanks for the blog information. We liked yours so much that we decided to start our own. You can find us at bettyjojerry.blogspot.com

Happy traveling, we'll be checking in on you now and then.