Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stuck in Abilene

A couple of weeks ago – give or take a few days – the monitor for the RV rear view camera went kaput. We shipped it to the manufacturer for repair and they said they would keep it until we called with an address to ship it to.

Knowing that we would be in Abilene for several days Monte contacted the repair facility and gave them the address of the office here (with their permission).

The company shipped it last Monday, UPS, and it had a delivery date of Friday, May 10, by end of day. No updates all week from UPS. Finally on Thursday 11:45 pm we got our first update - “Delivery Exception – Late Train – Arrival Dallas” Then - Friday morning at 8:15 – arrival, Mesquite, Texas (still delivery by end of day Friday). Then miracle of miracles – that arrival in Mesquite was changed from 8:15 am to 5:33 pm. So we knew we were stuck. Next update - departed Mesquite at 1:05am Saturday morning. It is now 7:30 Sunday evening and we have no idea where it is or when it will get to Abilene. A lady in the office here said that usually when a UPS package leaves Mesquite it takes 2 days to get here – 195 miles, 3 hours.

So here we sit, in an entirely empty Taylor County Expo Center (the Clydesdales are still here) – Very happy that they are not kicking us out. Still getting that Texas hospitality.

Note the Budweiser Clydesdale Haulers in the distance.
There are 3 of them.
And at the time of this picture there were 2 other
motorhomes - now 1 other.

Speaking of Texas and wide open spaces...
Yesterday there were hundreds of
rigs in this lot.
The words of the old song - “Did he ever return, no he never returned” keep running through my head.

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