Day 80 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways
I don’t have much to post for today. I dropped Page at the airport at 6:30 this morning and then stopped by the car dealership to get my driver’s side door handle replaced. It broke in Orlando, so I had to enter VANilla via the dog door the last few days! I thought I would just get it fixed when I got home, but yesterday, VANilla’s locks became possessed. Anytime I unlocked VANilla, all the doors immediately relocked so fast that sometimes it took me three tries to get the door open. It was now a real safety issue.
According to Volkswagen, it would take 45 minutes to replace the handle and address the check engine light that illuminated a few weeks ago. To make a long story short, after sitting outside in the sun for five hours, Scout, Petey, and I finally left the dealership for the barn.
Back at the barn, I hacked Bug for 30 minutes which means I worked him on the flat (walk, trot, and canter) in the arena. Afterward, I waited at Page’s condo for my friend Carol to arrive at the Miami airport. While waiting, I hung out with Page’s son, Scott, who I hadn’t seen since he was about 3 months old! Clearly he had no idea who I was. Once Carol arrived, we headed to North Key Largo for the weekend. ETB
Map of My Road Trip Across the USA
For a summary about my road trip across the USA, click HERE. For the interactive map, see the below link.
Other Articles About Florida You May Like
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- Day 83 – Road to Flamingo – The Florida Everglades
- Day 84 – Gulf Coast Drive Along the Florida Panhandle
- Day 85 – Gulf Coast Drive Along the Florida Panhandle – Part 2
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