Well, BLOG-followers, I made it back to DJ, the kitties, and Rags, the dog at 3:39 AM this morning.
I decided I did not want to worry about the vulnerability of the truck in another motel parking lot again…the damage to the driver’s side door made locking the doors an exercise in futility, and the damage to the steering column made it possible for anyone with a screw driver to become the truck’s new “owner.” So, a few hours after leaving Nebraska, I decided to go for broke, so-to-speak, and drive the rest of the way (1151 miles) straight through (18 hours) stopping only for diesel.
Not an altogether pleasant experience, but, fortunately, an uneventful one.
And, to those charitable individuals who generously pledged $/mile to White Cane for my participation in the 2010 SCR, I say, Thank You Very Much, and You Got Off Easy.
It may be a different situation in 2012.
Welcome home! Glad to hear that you’re home safe & sound. You deserve a nice home cooked dinner and a foot massage. (Hints for Donna)
Take care and rest.
Glad you made it home. Sorry the adventure was not what you hoped and planned, but very glad you are home safe now.
Will you do it in 2011? I hope you do… I hope you do. 😀
I’m so glad to hear that you were able to get the truck back, that the damage was relatively minimal, and you made it home safe and sound. I’m still in shock by the fact that somebody could be so brazen to steal your truck though, especially in such a seemingly quiet and sleepy little rural town. It really sucks that the thieves took all the tools and supplies, especially Starr’s rare Lambretta shop tools and parts, but I imagine that most of those things can be replaced, and hopefully it might be possible for insurance to cover the costs. I’m sorry that such an unfortunate incident forced you to drop out of the Cannonball after the first day, but at least you were able to make it home ok, that’s the most important thing. Take care and I wish all the best for you and Bill Jr!