“We had a major setback yesterday but we have developed a plan. There is a high probability that we seized the engine in the ladder truck yesterday. We were about 10 miles from Butte, Montana and we were behind the ladder truck. We smelled it first and then saw clouds of dark and then white smoke. When the ladder truck pulled over the antifreeze drained all over the highway.
We had it towed to Butte and we discussed it over supper and drinks last night. Lots of laughs as there is always an adventure on the Highway to Mexico.
In true Rotarian fashion this group doesn’t give up easy. If we can’t get it to Mexico this year based on cost and the impossibility of getting it to the Mexican border in time, we may store it here and pick it up on the way through next year. More to come on this. It’s was unfortunate as this ladder truck was certainly a highlight for Mexico.
One of our school busses also blew a tire yesterday as well. We are trying to find a tire shop to help us with it on a Sunday which may be a challenge.
We have our tailgate meeting this morning before we start our 554 mile drive to Beaver Utah!”