Thursday, June 10, 2010

Road Trip

Image from Flickr.  Click on the photo for original post and info about Chief Quanah Parker.

I'm headed north for my next race. I'm not posting where I'm going or exactly where I am, only where I've been. I'll probably be on the road for the next two weeks.



I wasn't able to leave until late yesterday because I had to wait on a prescription refill. I can't be running/walking marathons or backpacking in the mountains without my asthma meds. I drove until midnight and ended up in Quanah (named after Chief Quanah Parker), Texas. I rolled up to the Best Western without a reservation and asked for their best rate. She upgraded me to a suite for no extra charge. I didn't ask why, I just said, "Thank you."



It rained quite a bit last night and my car started to hydroplane. I didn't realize the tread on my tires was getting so low. I think I'll find a place to buy some tires soon. I certainly don't want to be driving cross country on bald tires next month. Should I go to Wal-Mart or Discount Tire? It'll probably be whichever I find first.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hope you have a great trip...travel safe...travel light....

Vince said...

Hell !. You're almost in Oklahoma.
I looked you that town on the Goo-earth. They, for sure, had a bit of a fetish with 90 degree angles.

Kelly said...

I had to get out my map (I'm still so old-fashioned that I use a road atlas) and find Quanah.

Hope you have good weather for your race!

LL Cool Joe said...

Have fun!!

blueviolet said...

That hydroplaning is scary. Be careful, and have fun!

Rob Strickland said...

I've done OK buying tires at Wal-Mart. The price is good, they can put them on put them on the car pretty much right when you buy them.

Plus, if you buy the road hazard warranty and get a flat or bust a tire, any Wal-Mart will fix the tire or replace it, no matter where it happens.

I bought a set of four tires a few years ago. There was a recall a couple of years after that, and when I went back to WM to see about it, they put four brand new tires on the car. For nothing.

John McElveen said...

Jen,

Don't scrimp--but don't buy just a name brand at high Price....good tires are essential- but dicker!!!!

John

jack69 said...

Good post. Have fun on the trip. I like the Indian lore.

We have started doing al lour tire business at WalMart. We have never had to check on the warranty, I assume they are good with it.
TAke care and be careful!

Jingle said...

smooth sailing!
look forward to seeing you when you come back!

sage said...

have fun--I am ready for a road trip and have one planned in early July when I have a convention that I normally fly to being held in a town 10 hours away... Since the next week is the time for me to go up north, I'm going to make a triangle out of it--a good 25 hours behind the wheel and 10 days on the road

That corgi :) said...

have a great trip!! I would go with WalMart with the tires only because there might be more WalMarts along the way if there was a problem versus Discount Tires!! good idea not to go to far too without your asthma meds. I think hotels are upgrading if they can on rooms because most of the times the rooms aren't filled so they think "might as well give them to those coming looking for them"

enjoy!

betty

buffalodick said...

I've always had good service at Discount Tire.. I have bought tire at Sams Club before, too..

Gropius said...

Please, please PLEASE take care of your tires. Life is precious and bad wheels can turn on you in a heartbeat. Travel safely!

A Lady's Life said...

People say Costco is good too.
I like my tires and always go to GM.
They need the support and I want the original tires which I was happy with.

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