September 8, 2013

Start of a New England Vacation



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We finally made it. We are en route to the New England coast, and are inviting you along to enjoy our escapades.

Neighbor's dog wanted to go with us.

Neighbor’s dog wanted to go with us.

We had a rocky start. On Monday morning, when Monte went to get mail, the car belt light went on. He didn’t dare drive the car far if there was a serious problem.

On Monday night our computer died. I had to connect the printer to my laptop to print the business cards I wanted so I could spread the word about my novel-under-construction, and I went to the neighbor’s to use their wi-fi to complete my Beanery Writers email task.

On Tuesday morning Monte headed to Greensburg to solve the car problem. En route home he stopped at the computer shop and dropped off the computer so it could be repaired while we traveled. He also stopped at the car rental business where he was offered a satisfactory price on a rental car, so he arranged for us to pick up the car on Wednesday morning.

When my neighbor Dan called late Tuesday evening he offered to go to Latrobe with Monte, at 8:00 a. m., to pick up the car.

We managed, somehow, to be on the road by 12:25 p. m. Start mileage was 6,032.

While leaving Laurel Mountain Borough Monte stopped to talked with two Borough council members who were discussing road problems with a road specialist.

We exited the Route 30 exit from the Borough, tired but relieved to be on our way. Part way up Laurel Mountain Monte realized he’d left his car insurance card behind, and he didn’t think he’d locked our car.

He made a U-turn on the lower side of a small hill crest, and didn’t  understand why I was nervous at this.

“Nothing’s coming,” he said.

“How can you tell? You can’t (more…)

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