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  1. Eric Payne
    May 2, 2014

    Jim,

    Have a safe trip. Fingers crossed the drive home is uneventful — just remember, a new (or rebuilt) transmission has to be babied for awhile; we just had to have the tranny on our 2001 Isuzu Trooper rebuilt (at a $3,500 cost). A week later, it was back in the shop to have some more work done on the torque converter (it developed a “shudder,” and felt as if we were driving over stop-strips when shifting into third). Yeah, the car itself, isn’t worth $3,500… but we both agreed, this car has been perfect for us, and wanted to keep it.

  2. Hyhybt
    May 2, 2014

    I have to ask: does that sign in any way involve half a cat?

  3. CPT_Doom
    May 2, 2014

    I always tell people my favorite road sign was in the mountains outside Albuquerque that said “High Winds May Exist.” I was driving alone when I saw it, part of a cross-country trip, and nearly had to pull over from the laughing. All I could think was “do you mean here?”

    • Jim Burroway
      May 2, 2014

      We saw signs in the Rio Hondo valley saying “flooding may exist.”

      I think it’d be cool if they replaced their “Welcome to New Mexico” signs at the state line with “New Mexico may exist.”

  4. Ray
    May 2, 2014

    Your quest was very cool, Jim. It reminded me of my own in 2011 when helping move my kids from California to Austin. Two blowouts on the car trailer 15 minutes from the start in the middle of LA traffic. We made it to Palm Spring from San Juan Capistrano in just EIGHT hours (normally two). Major dust storm in New Mexico – the entire trip across the state. Two more blowouts on the UHaul truck just south of Fort Stockton. Best trip of my life. I got to talk with my daughter all day long for three consecutive days while she drove the car pulling another trailer. Got to know my grandson a little better and got to see what a great guy my son-in-law is. When UHaul come to fix the flats on the truck, they brought us all a box lunch without us even asking. It was an adventure!

  5. Ray
    May 2, 2014

    I think you mean “Lordsburg” in your image caption.

    • Timothy Kincaid
      May 2, 2014

      I think you mean “Lordsburg” in your image caption.

      Oh, I’m sure the Lord won’t mind.

      (sorry: semi-obscure literary reference)

  6. Eric Payne
    May 2, 2014

    I think you mean “Lordsburg” in your image caption.

    It used to be Lordsburg, but there’s been a population change.

  7. Hyhybt
    May 3, 2014

    Not quite what I was thinking of, but close enough.

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