[T3] On the Road Again!

Gary Forsmo gbforsmo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 17:54:12 PDT 2023

Thanks for Chapter 2.

We expect there will be more reports to come.  Hopefully a bit more

You & Melissa have a ton of friends that have y'all in their thoughts.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2023, 7:33 PM <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> This is just a followup on our SW progress.
> We are in Tucson. Our daughter is here and happily a part of Tucson
> culture. We like it here,
> but it's usually MUCH cooler by this time of year. We ran into a fellow
> this morning who told
> us that even native Tusonians are sick of this heat. It's been in the
> upper 90s every day we've
> been here, and he told us that this October is headed to being the hottest
> on record. The little
> relief in the forecast is for highs in the lower 90s next week.
> We leave and head for cooler, northern parts of AZ and NM tomorrow.
> Meanwhile, back home in Madison, they've had their first frost....
> I called the Amarillo VW dealership yesterday to check on their progress
> with our Golf wagon.
> You may recall that it was supposed to be finished last Friday, or
> Saturday at the latest. Well,
> they discovered that they didn't have a correct gasket they needed for the
> repair, but it should
> be in today. I'm really glad I didn't choose to wait for our car to be
> fixed. We could have spent
> a full week stuck in an Amarillo motel room, eating nothing but carryout
> from Jimmy-Johns
> and Red Robin.
> I'll call again tomorrow, just to make SURE their schedule hasn't slipped
> again. (To be fair,
> I've told them I won't be back in Amarillo for quite a while, so they
> should take the time to do
> the job right.)
> My dislike for our rental Honda Pilot has not faded. It seems like it was
> made to appeal to
> people who judge quality by size. It has lots of fancy bells & whistles,
> but the engine surges
> up and down at certain speeds, the gas mileage is about 25 (actually not
> so bad for
> something so bulky) and most of the bells & whistles would take me a week
> of studying the
> owners manual to enable. I'm grateful that they are not auto-enabled,
> because that might
> drive off any remaining bits of my sanity, trying to deal with them.
> We're looking forward to the next Invasion in upstate New York, where I
> suspect Keith will
> have a fresh collection of trashed transmission part to show off. "Oh, the
> joy of custom parts!"
> It's so nice caravaning with a few other Type 3s, so we all know that
> nothing can happen that
> we can't fix and get back on the road again. Well, I guess that might not
> apply to Keith's
> Freeway Flyer.
> --
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> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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