Trips to Florida and vehicle problems


I just returned from a wonderful visit to Florida. I enjoyed my time with my family, and got to meet the newest member of said family. Even though I’ve only been gone a few days, I miss them all.

I would like to know why I always seem to have problems with my truck on the way home. It seems like every time I’ve travelled that road something bad happens to my truck. Stones hitting the windshield, battery going bad, problems with the driver’s side window and finally some engine problems. This coincidense just about doubles the cost of each trip.

This trip it was a problem with acceleration. I had hoped that it was only bad gasoline, but that was not the cause. Final cost on this has yet to be realized, since they still have my truck in the shop. It seems like I’m waiting for parts again.

I guess I really shouldn’t complain too much. That truck and I have been through a lot together. After almost 7 years and 196000 miles, I still like that truck. As far as vehicles go, it has been one of my better investments. I should be able to get at least another 50,000 or so on it. I sure hope so.

Anyway, back to the thoughts on my trip. I was able to spend some time with my family both in Florida and in South Carolina. I am fortunate that my sister lives halfway between Florida and Ohio. This gives me an opportunity to visit my big sister a little more often than I usually would. Family is very important to me and any time I can spend with sisters, children and grandchildren is a big plus in my book.

4 thoughts on “Trips to Florida and vehicle problems”

  1. We should go on a family road trip sometime after Dot is born. I want to go back to South Dakota, and Darling Husband has never been… What do you think?

  2. I’ve wanted to go back to South Dakota for years. My parents took me there against my will, and despite my surly teenage attitude, I did enjoy the beauty and abundant wildlife and have wanted to take my family. It’s just so far! I thought that living in Nebraska would have gotten us closer to going to SD, but the “good” part of the state to visit is on the far west side – still quite a haul from Lincoln NE. Maybe someday… best of luck to you guys to get there (or anywhere together – a trip with extended family is fun and creates awesome memories!!).
    But glad you had fun and that you got back safely, albeit with a car bill.

  3. 200,000 miles in 7 years? You really do go everywhere in your truck! I’d say welcome back, but to me, not from the greater Bryan area, that would be back to your blog and you never left it even when traveling. 😉

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