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Everyday we report trips when things right but on the flip side there are days when things simply fall apart!

 

Last week my youngest daughter calls saying she has to work Father's Day weekend & could we go fishing today.

 

Why certainly!

 

Spent Monday night getting things organized & picked a body of water known for numbers of bass in the 1 1/2-2# size.

 

Missy & her baby brother shows up at the house at 4:30, we load everything up, & hook the boat to her van. We hit interstate 10 a head rush hour traffic, about 15 mile out of town the van makes a rattling sound & dies. 

 

Scotty coast to a stop in emergency lane with smoke is billowing out from under the hood. We open the hood to find the engine boiling over! No broke hoses, no broke belts, water pump fine. 

 

At 5:15 am no one we know is up unless they're fishing. Took us to 7:00 to get a buddy to pick up the boat, take us to get tools & water. Back to the van, checked everything again, filled it with water, & tried to start it...that's a no good!

 

Call another buddy who owns a wrecker service & he says can't be there until 11 am!

 

So instead of fishing we spent about 5 1/2 hours sitting on the side of the interstate watching traffic whizz by!

 

Some days are diamonds, some days are stones, & some days you're better off not leaving home!

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That's not how anyone wants to spend a day.  

Hope your next trip is a whole lot better Catt.

A-Jay

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Yep that's life and on another flip side I know it wasn't at all the memories you were planning to make that day, but I have several memories of blown family/friend trips that were pretty bad but years later when I think back it was just another thing we went through together lol.

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On the other hand, you did get to spend 5 plus hours with your kids without the pesky distraction of fish interrupting your conversations...:D

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Oh My.....everyone's ok...soooooo the next trip will be really memorable!

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That's a major bummer.  Not the way one wants to spend a day.

 

So, what's the verdict on the van?

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16 hours ago, Ratherbfishing said:

That's a major bummer.  Not the way one wants to spend a day.

 

So, what's the verdict on the van?

 

IDK ;)

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Well that bites...hopefully the next one will be better. Stuck thermostat?

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6 minutes ago, Todd2 said:

 Stuck thermostat?

 

My guess ;)

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I'm impressed that you tow with a van .  I've owned two and loved both .  

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