I was still unpacking the car while I was figuring out how to pack it and the trailer.
Eventually I was just throwing things into bags and shoving stuff into whatever empty space I could find. I wasn't too worried because I had decided to use our roof top carrier. The morning we were supposed to leave if when I realized I didn't have the key to get it opened and secured on the roof-rack.
Let the crazy scramble begin.
It was Wednesday. I thought there was a chance we might leave Tuesday but that was unrealistic. Now even Wednesday seemed to be pushing it.
Fortunately, Skye found the key deep under the passenger seat. More packing, dropped Prince off at his doggy hotel and then we swung by Whole Foods for provisions and off we went.
To Sit in Traffic
We were in such a rush to get out that I overlooked a few things.
One was adding air and checking the tire pressure on the trailer. I remembered it while we were in the middle of rush-hour Atlanta traffic.
Oh well, I figured we could get through the traffic and when we fueled up we could take care of it.
" I think someone tried to break into our car.. Unless you're messing around"
The other thing I'd forgotten was to check how secure the roof rack was. We'd already made it across the country and back with no problem,
We immediately found the nearest hotel and started working on finding somewhere get the glass replaced as well as securing it for the evening.
We only got a couple of hours out of Atlanta. I was hoping for 4 or 5. Oh well.
Skye found a place to replace the window in the next town, more or less, an hour away. But the earliest they could help us was 1 am. OK fine.
An hour of imagining the window was going to pop out at any second.
We made it there with no problem. And then did some shopping. And then had lunch.
And then it started raining. Not ideal for changing out a window.
And finally they arrived.
With the wrong window.
Oops. Skye had described the wrong window.
The guy was nice enough to tape it up, much better job than we managed.
Belleville, Illinois here we come.
We got to the shop that Skye found at around 7:30 am and within 20 minutes the guy had it fixed.
But not without a hick-up. They nice dude from the day before told us the proper name for the window and that it was green tinted.
He got it half right.
Now we have one tinted window on the car.
And off we go.
I love bridges.
One of the joys working in New Orleans.
One of the things I enjoy most about these cross-country road trips.
And I love crossing over the Mississippi.
It's so iconic.