Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Yesterday, we were driving from Memphis to Oklahoma City, made a pit stop in Little Rock to pick up some groceries and there goes the tire. The11 yr old jeep is heavy and while making a hard turn in the rain, the tire came off and the axle broke hitting a median thingy.
Luckily, we were fine and hit nothing/no one else. We have AAA and I got on to couchsurfing website to post an emergency host request. Kyle, a 24 yr Air force pilot, had the day off and picked us up at the shop and put us up for 2 nights. He has a sweet black 12 yr old lab, Ruddy. We went to an Irish pub with some of Kyle's friends and then parties some more at his house. Nite two, Kyle took me to a skeptic at the pub event with the Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers. Nice people, mostly science type peeps. My first event like this, glad i went. When we got home, we helped Kyle bottle his homemade wine. Other first, who knew AR offered so much! Click here for pix.
So lesson learned on week 2 of this trip - take it easy :) We are making the best of this event. People are really nice here and I am thankful things worked out as it could have been worse.