May 06, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
Well, we started off fine. Left at 4:20am. Made great time getting out of Louiaiana. Drove through Dallas at noon (7 1/2 hours). Avoided all traffic. Lookin' good. Lene was the pilot for the last three hours. Stopped in to fill up with gas in Wichita Falls, Tx. Last leg was 225 miles. Expected to arrive in Amarilo at 5:30 pm. My turn to drive............and then.........the car stalls. To make a long story short, we finally arrived at the VW dealership at 4:00 pm with the tow truck. Car...DOA. Bad news is it won't be fixed until sometime next week after the parts arrive. A faulty throttle body and harness. Good news is we now have a red rental car.......a Saturn. Just arrived in Amarilo at 10:15 pm. NOT A GOOD START, but we are safe, and tomorrow is a new day.