We pulled our awesome little "Yuppie Wagon" trailer (yes--it's really called that) up to Alaska and back last summer, then across to Georgia and back...a tire blow-out was bound to happen at some point (even though these tires were just put on in the Fall)! That happens when you take mini tires like this at speeds well beyond the recommendation you see printed on every small U-Haul trailer (we've since noticed this recommendation).Anyhow...only 1 1/2 miles from our exit to stay the night with friends in Pueblo, Colorado...there she blew!! And off blew the wheel cover, and everything!
Maiya had just fallen asleep, and didn't notice that we pulled over to take a look at the damage. Ella, on the other hand, was devastated...and she began crying "We're NEVER going to make it!" Hehehee...it was soooo funny! Luckily, my sister-in-law, Jenny, had so graciously packed the girls goody bags for their journey...and Ella found solace blowing bubbles on the road side while we fixed the tire!
We were on our way to visit my old theater friend, Rosina (we did Savior of the World at the LDS Conference Center back in 2000), and her hubby, Peter, came to our rescue with some tools and labor!
While the men got the spare tire on, Maiya eventually woke up, and Ella entertained her in the van.
We are so blessed that this blow-out occured so close to our destination...and better yet, that we could have an extra pair of hands to help with the tire removal/swap!!