The drive from Tunica to Home via a blown tire
Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
60Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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We drove through northern Mississippi on US 78. One of these decades it is suppose to be Interstate 22 but who knows when that will be. The drive was nice and easy. After a few hours we were in Alabama. Pooh wanted some lunch but there were no rest areas on this road. So we check out where the Wal Marts were. Since I was driving I had Pooh do all the research and put it in the GPS.
Pooh then said, “need to get out.” So I got out and saw what was making the flopping sound – the RV tire had blown and was torn to shreds. Ouch – it was bad. It was so low I could not get the jack under the axle to change the tire. So we called our emergency service so they could send out some help. Unfortunately, it took them over an hour to get to our spot since they came from Birmingham. I just hope nothing else tore up. They came and put on the spare and we were on our way. I did put the shredded tire in the back of the truck.
We made one more stop for gas and then drove straight home. Due to the small problem we did not get home until 9:30 and had to park the RV in the dark – though I did it on the first try. So after two months on the road we are home and back to reality. We did get a new puppy and a fish to welcome us. What a trip we had – great places to see in the southwest and I hope to go back for more sometime in the future.