Friday, October 5, 2007

Trip of Death

We are now all back from our Jackson/Yellowstone trip... All of us but the car. Candace and I lost our not so beloved first major purchase together in Idaho Falls on our way up to Jackson, Wyoming. It had been running great and I had just put new tie rods on it (I was really proud of myself). It was just an ill-fated trip. That is the only thing that I can come up with. We pulled in for a break at a gas station (Candace is pregnant, remember) and when we tried to leave we couldn't get the stupid thing to go into gear. Luckily there was an Avis right across the street and we were able to get a rental car. So we left the Ford Taurus in the greasy hands of the mechanic and continued on to Jackson to attend the renowned Wyoming Gas Fair. The mechanic called us the next day and my worst fears were realized. The transmission needed to be replaced. So, with the car basically totalled, we decided to sell it to the guy for $250. We ended up having a pretty good time, even considering the following:

I had the Flu
Candace was pregnant
Carson hates bison
London threw up

Other than that it was great! with the exception of the last day, the weather couldn't have been better. We saw all of the Yellowstone sites and basically ate ourselves into a ridiculous state. We'll have to post some pics that we took.