Friday, November 1, 2013

We Are on The Road...But Sadly Not without Incident

We are safe and sound in Lewiston Maine, arrived late yesterday afternoon...

We left Riverview at approximately 7:30 yesterday -Arch and Ann and Rick and I....smooth sailing and no problems or holdups crossing the border, and stopped in Bangor to activate mifi and our cell phones. It was a good smooth travel day, no wind..but we hit rain between Bangor and Lewiston..

About 30 miles outside of Lewiston the rain started and a while later we heard a massive groan and crunch and our wiper motor fried....we limped the rest of the way into Lewiston without wipers..ughhh...

The important thing is we arrived safe and sound, went to supper in the hotel where we are parked up, and had a great nights sleep.

Hopefully today we can hit the Napa store after Rick takes the motor off and find a new one without too much of a hold up and once again be on our way. It could have been a lot worse than it was for sure!! So we are thankful...

We are all staying put today, due to the major wind and rain storm on the eastern seaboard...so we will hopefully get fixed up and be ready to roll out in the morning.

Have a safe travel day for those of you who are on the road..and we will update later today..

Rick Elaine Tucker and Lilly..



13 comments:

  1. Hopefully he can get the part locally, and be on the road again soon.
    Travel safe.

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  2. Good luck on the repair! I really could have been worse, but driving in the rain w/o a wiper would not be fun! Safe travels!

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  3. Why do wipers only break when it rains? Hope NAPA comes thru for you. We hope to catch up for a visit with you in FL this winter. :c)

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  4. Had to drive without wipers years ago and it was no fun. Rick being the handyman he is will have you back on the road ASAP. Glad to hear from you once again and we'll see you in February. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  5. Rainy day and no wiper is not a good combo. Hope they have the correct parts!

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  6. Good luck with the wiper fix!

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  7. Glad to see you are on the road, Rick was born with a greasy thumb , he will have it out and replaced in no time.Have fun on your trip to Fla.Sam & Donna.....

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  8. Traveling in rain with no windshield wipers is so stressful. Hope you can get them fixed easily.

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  9. The weather is throwing you some moisture, that's for sure. Hoping for a quick fix on the wiper front. The best part about your trip is that you are on you way to the sunnier climes. That's great! Safe journey from here onwards.

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  10. As Den and I have said, it's not IF it's gonna happen ...it's WHEN!! right now I would rather have trouble on the road, than quiet back here...That which does not kill you makes you strong.

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  11. Better wiper blades than tires or an engine problem. You are doing okay. The best is yet to come....sun and heat and relaxation.

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  12. Yes, good news/bad news for sure. I'm glad no one was hurt and you were able to get where you were going safely. :)

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