Off to a Great start...
Honestly I am not even so sure where to start right now...
It's 10:24 pm on Saturday September 24th and we are parked outside of a Walmart. Lets back trek a few hours and I will get you guys all caught up to speed on how our day went.
I'll skip the boring details; but finished packing up the van this morning and head to breakfast with my sister and mom for one final goodbye. At around noon Kember and I hit the road heading West as fast as possible. Well Vandy can get to a top speed of 60 mph so we were in for a long ride through Pennsylvania to Ohio.
Kember had the first shift and we switched places once we needed gas. All was well to be honest, we listened to several podcasts along the way and we found a camping site in Ohio where we decided we would spend the night... As I said before, that's not where we are right now but just wait the juicy details are coming.
It's kinda nice sitting in the slow lane going 55 with cars and even 18-wheelers passing you. I asked my sister if on this trip we would ever pass someone, she said "probably not" hopes are definitely high over here. But the moral of me saying that is we have no time limit, it truly is a nice feeling to have nowhere to be and no deadline. Just enjoying the moment we have right now in front of us.
About an hour away from our soon to be home for the night in Ohio we needed gas, as I pull off the highway I realize something is wrong. We are going 30 mph without my foot on the gas, and I'm not just talking about when you are slowing down to take the exit, I am saying going up a hill and I need to take left into the gas station but Vandy Did Not want to stop. At this point my sister and I had no idea what was going on. A full gas tank later we put the car into drive and literally Skirt away from the gas station but drove around going 20 miles an hour with no foot on the gas for a solid 10 minutes.
We decided to get back on the road as our dad said "just keep driving and see what happens" Thor's a man of many talents but advice isn't one of them. Vandy was still going 60 mph without an ounce of pressure on the gas pedal. A few exits later we were parked on the side of the highway with our hazards on. Our good pal Rachel from Auto Zone told us a bunch of things that could be wrong with it so we called her buddy Bert. I won't bore you guys with the rest of those details about the van but lets just say we aren't getting to Ohio anytime soon... Or maybe we are if we just keep driving and see what happens.
But yea to all the people who said we would break down in Pennsylvania and have to turn back... A big F you. Hopefully we will be out of Nowhere PA in no time... fingers crossed.
Hopes and prayers would be much appreciated. Love you all.
9/25/2018 11:39:53 am
Ok... so i guess I’m glad i didn’t hear this story until now... i got bits and prices of it but ... just keep on driving and see what happens? Really? Let’s this be a lesson to you girls... call mom ( not instead but ALSO). Collaboration is a good idea ! dad is awesome but... well i’ll Just leave it at that! Living vicariously through you as i look out my office window!
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Greta Ann Vanderblue.