This morning, both Marti and I are feeling somewhat better (have to love cold medicine), so we decided to take a little trip about an hour North of Forest City, where we’ve been for almost a week now.
We though that some fresh air and a change of scenery would do us good. We’d heard so much about our destination, that we decided to go for it: The Spam Museum in Austin, MN.
We hopped into our Honda Element and headed out. As soon as we got to I-35, we merged into the light traffic and…
the car started to buck under acceleration and the dreaded “Check Engine” light came on. You know what that little icon usually means.
We just had the Element serviced in Missouri before we came up to Iowa. Sometimes you can’t win. Deciding it would not be fun to break down, we turned around and nursed it back to the Journey. We’ll hook the Element back up and tow it with us to a Honda dealership somewhere along the way to Ohio.
We can’t complain,the Element has faithfully served us for the last 11 years and 174,000 miles (not to mention the 50K+ or so miles it’s been towed behind our motorhomes). It’s never given us a lick of trouble and has required only normal maintenance that I’ve faithfully had done.
But then, I guess I deserved this. After neglecting to mention in yesterday’s post that Jeri correctly predicted that we were not going to roll but stay at the Winnebago Factory for a couple of days, I’m sure she must had either put the PDJ (Paul Dahl Jinx) upon me or sent one of these guys to visit.
So Jeri, since you won first prize in the guessing contest, I’ll be bringing it along to Q next January to present to you with the proper “Pomp and Circumstance”.
If you are super anxious to get your prize, and feel you can’t wait, I’ll mail it to you. You don’t have to worry about it not tasting good if there is a long delay in the mail, it’s the only other thing besides cockroaches that can withstand even a nuclear holocaust… ;c)
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