Miles driven today: 164
High temp: 84
Campground nightly cost: $30.00
I'm a little bummed out tonight. Make that a lot bummed out. After having a great day yesterday with no issue with the truck we set out for Cody this morning. Truck runs well until we hook up the rig. Not as bad as a few days ago, but not quite right. Just does not take the mountains like it used to.
Once we got settled here at Absaroak Bay Campground Len immediately drove over to the Ford dealer. His appointment was at 2:00 but he hates to be late. So he went at 10:30. I know, I know. For a while we lived 3 miles from the prison where he worked. He started work at 7 am. He left to go to work at 5:50 am. He gets nervous if he thinks he might be late.
So, arriving at 10:30 they told him they could not see him until closer to 2. He came back to the campground, got me and we went to Walmart for some groceries.
After lunch he returned to the Ford dealer. They kept the truck, told him they would check it out today and hopefully work on it tomorrow. They had no loaners so drove him to the airport so he could rent a car.
OMG! A rental for a compact car for THREE days comes to $532.00!!!! Yea, THREE DAYS for $532.00! Then they tried to convince him for another $32.00 a day to get insurance. He explained our car insurance covers rentals. They told him our insurance might cover damage but they charge their normal daily rental each day the car is out of service being repaired and that would be on us. I've never heard of such a thing. He did not get the insurance. We will take our chances. However, thinking of our luck lately, I don't know!
So after settling down a bit, having a nap and then dinner we only went one place tonight. We went into town to a private museum of old guns and other "dug" up stuff or more to the point parts of old guns that the owner has collected over thirty years. Most of them have been found at various sites throughout the country. Some go back to the Revolutionary War and on through WWII. A free museum but donations welcome.
We can not figure how to get the GPS to work on the rental. As the car is new, it appears it needs to be installed through Sirius or something. We wanted to go to Yellowstone tomorrow but will stay in Cody and go to the Buffalo Bill museum complex. We are hoping to hear from the dealer to come pick up the truck and save some big bucks. That would be great.
Better days ahead, I hope.