Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year
Our son is an international marketing guru who lives in New York. He recently bought a 78 Jeep Cherokee on E Bay. So far so good but the Jeep was in Portland ,Oregon. He decided that he would drive it cross country and put his finger on the pulse of hope and optimism in the heartland as he went.Things went well to Boise where he discovered the joy of transmission trouble on a Friday. It was Wednesday before he was rolling again but the transmission mechanic was more hopeful about sending his kids to college. A few more stops brought studded snow tires and chains to help on the mountain passes. Before we knew it, he was in Kansas, Arkansas, Memphis, and our house.
We were more optimistic than we had been in a week. I have to admit it really is a cool ride. The kind that makes you overlook mechanical problems and just accept them as the price of admission.The next day, he headed for NYC after picking up his aunt Libby who had gotten stranded in Cincinnati while the east coast was snowed in. Last we heard everyone made it to New York and Ben had even found a parking space.