Monday, November 18, 2013

Nov 18 Oh NO

We left Marfa about 9:30 heading to Las Cruces, NM, about 239 miles.  Well, we got about 5 miles west of Van Horn, TX, so about 80 miles from start and suddenly there was a squeal, and a BANG and we lost power steering and brakes…David got us off the side of the road very quickly…


We called Good Sam ERS – they sent out a mobile mechanic who was very good – turns out we lost an idler pulley and another pulley and the serpentine belt!!!  After 3 hours on the side of the road, getting rocked by every truck that went by, and $362 later, we were on our way.


We stopped about 30 miles up the road at the town of Sierra Blanco, at a little RV park right on business 10.  The RV park is the usual Texas dirt patch – but the restaurant with it was excellent.  Very friendly, exceptionally clean and good food at a very reasonable price.  We both had country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots, roll and 1 piece of sweet potato pie, and our bill was $17 – nice! 

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