Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Houston Adventure

So, we planned to end our trip with a quick stay with our sweet friend, Taylor, in Houston. In the end, we did just that, but it looked a lot different than we expected. On our way out of Galveston, my Hybrid Ford Escape stopped on the highway. We had to get it towed to the nearest Ford dealership and have Casey's family drop us off at a shopping center, luggage in tow, so Taylor could pick us up when she finished work. We were worried that the problem might not be fixed before the long weekend and we'd be stuck in Houston: hurrican fast approaching, people evactuating everywhere, no rental cars available, etc. The dealership called us and told us we could pick it up on Saturday morning. So we had a great fun-filled evening with Taylor and Craig, spent the night, enjoyed breakfast together and went to pick it up. "Oops! It's not just the battery like we thought" the dealership told us at 3 PM. So, Taylor and Craig had to drop they're plans to go the the UT football game to taxi us around, in case they don't get it fixed before 6 PM. We went to Kemah, a cool boardwalk on the gulf and went back to the dealership. They never could find the other problem, but gave us the car anyway. We prayed we'd make it home... and we did. Thanks, Taylor and Craig! We loved every minute :)

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2 comments:

Dan,Melissa & Caleb Barnett said...

That video is AWESOME!!!! Sorry to hear about your car....

Jackie Sue said...

Awww crap. I hate car trouble; so sorry about all of that. Did you ever figure it out? I have a great Vietnamese mechanic in Arlington who is fabulous and diagnosing and fixing the problem, is relatively cheap, and all you need to do is decipher what he is telling you so you're aware of the issue. It's not that easy, though...