We woke up this morning at a truck stop in Laramie, WY. I have to say, first of all, that truck stops like Flying J and Pilot and Petro (we stayed at the Petro) are really nice and full of amenities for the traveler. We were really grateful for this since we woke up early, tossed the kids out of their bunks to sleep on our bed, and started the motorhome to head off to Cheyenne and meet up with our group.
Well, that was the plan. Thing was . . . the motorhome wouldn't start. Oh boy. So, we started fiddling, sure that at any minute, we'd solve the problem and be on our way.
No such luck.
Thankfully, we have made some amazingly good friends in this crowd of people who love FMCs as much as we do. So, when we called the group to say that they shouldn't wait for us, one of them said they were on their way. And, they came and joined us . . . drove an hour out of their way to join us in Laramie and spent 6 hours diagnosing and fixing our FMC. Amazing people.
Still, what a day. They solved an electrical problem that was preventing a spark, put in a new fuel pump and filter, and replaced a broken fanbelt which gave us back power steering. When we were done and the motorhome started up, we cheered and got on the road. We stopped for the night at Cabela's World Headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska. They have an RV park there so we are hooked up with electricity (charging all our electronics that we can't function without) and showered and ate some non-fast food and we'll sleep well tonight.
In the morning, we're going to shop at Cabela's, possibly get the motorhome washed, and head on down the road. We'll pick up another FMC guy at the airport in North Platte and continue on our way to Minden, NE and the rest of our group.
What a long, strange trip it's been . . . and, folks, we're just getting started!