I think if you haul around enough, you get some good stories from the road — though sometimes they’re not awesome – like the time the pickup caught on fire — but my traveling around the past few weeks hasn’t been without a hiccup or two.
Since I’m always by myself, I don’t drive straight through to wherever I’m going as a rule — about a 10-12 hour day is what I’ll attempt. On our way to Oklahoma this year, we laid over in Nebraska. When I unloaded my horses my back door didn’t feel right. I looked up and realized that the previously repaired aluminum weld on the hinge had broken.
I didn’t panic. I got a good night’s sleep and used Google Maps the next morning to find a welding shop that was about 30 miles away, AND on my way. #score! They said to bring it in and they’d see if they could fix it.
When I got there, they looked at it, and said, they’d do it and would take about an hour. I kicked on the generator and the a/c in the trailer and got some work done while they fixed the door. The horses just ate. I needed propane too, and wouldn’t you know it, they were able to fix me right up!
So we were able to make it to Guthrie with full propane tanks, and a newly welded back door!
Avie got to break out his new tack set (which you’d see if you follow me on Instagram).
And in case anyone is wondering what my runs looked like, here you go. Up next, my trip to Texas!