Well... Abravan broke last night...in the middle of the desert. I (Dani) was driving. All of a sudden I heard a loud POP and then "poppoppoppoppoppoppop!!!!" I wanted to freak out, but actually stayed pretty calm as I have learned that freaking out doesn't help. :) (Kiersten was sleeping all through this!) It just so happened that there was a rest stop right beside us. We then pulled over at the creepy rest stop and had to call AAA. We waited for about an hour with doors locked and mace in hand! We were almost to Arizona so we were towed to our destination (sears) which was 20 miles away in Yuma. We were all thinking about how expensive it would be even though we got 7 miles free. After Scott got Abravan off of the tow truck we asked how much it was going to be and he said "Don't worry about it." Yeah...we didn't have to pay for towing! Thanks, God!
Sears diagnosed the problem this morning but couldn't fix it so they referred us elsewhere. All in all, we were in two different shops from 8 am until 3 pm. All of the people were very nice and helpful. Since we were stranded we had to walk to get something to eat. Do you want to know how hot it is in Arizona? 110 degrees. YES 110!!! SO HOT! They finally got Abravan fixed and we went in to pay and they started asking us if we were just on a road trip or something more. We proceeded to tell all of the people a little bit about our trip. They all thought it was great, gave us tips about Arizona, flowers, and wished us luck. We even got invited to church tonight but decided to get out of Arizona...by the way, there are a lot of cacti. They look like Larry the Cucumber with arms!!!
God blessed us so much with not having to pay for towing or for the diagnostics at Sears. We even paid less than what we thought to get it fixed in the end. We may not understand why this happened, but God got us through it. He is good...ALL THE TIME...even in the desert. :)
Getting out of AZ as fast as we can...