411 miles (120 of them on a flatbed)
Got up at 5:30am (4:30PST). Spent 5 hours at a great Saab repair shop in Salt Lake City. Tow driver bent my hitch, and missed my exit.
This trip has long ceased to be a vacation. It’s about survival. Getting me, and the car, home with the least damage. In that order.
What’s that smell? Is that a gust of wind, or has the car stalled? If I break down here, where’s the nearest decent repair shop? I have one more AAA tow left.
Drove 100 miles before breakfast in Laramie, WY. Fill-up with gas. Engine compartment has more oil splatter, flung from the serpentine belt. Doesn’t smoke yet – looking on the bright side. 🙂
Will drive today until I (or the car) pass out. Every minute at the Chuck Wagon restaurant is another minute on the road later.