Sunday, April 8, 2012

The "Brake" down!

Sunday morning after the wedding, we geared up and headed out of town for the long drive home.  We got warned of the snow that was falling in AZ of all places.  I decided that I want to drive in the beginning and as the roads starting getting more slippery and the snow falling harder I wanted out of the driver's seat.  We decided to drive to the next town on the sign.  That was Kingman, AZ.  As soon as I pulled off there was a huge metal on metal sound.  I pulled into a gas station and we both looked at each other and knew we weren't going to be driving anymore that day.

We were very blessed because across the street from the gas station was a Hotel and across the street from that was a car repair place.  It was 5 pm on Sunday night so we knew nothing could be done until the next morning.  So ... we went swimming!  The kids spent a lot of time at the pool in the next 2 days.  We found out that they closed I-40 and would probably be stuck somewhere on the road not able to get home even without the breakdown.  The next morning we found out that our front brakes were totally out.  Turns out our hub bearing was shot and it ate up the brakes.  I am soo glad we broke down where we did because it could've been a lot worse.  We stayed in Kingman for 2 days waiting for repairs.  We tried to make the best of it!  After all, it was an extended vacay!
Holly got us lots of crayons and coloring books so the kids spent lots of time coloring.

More swimming and games.  Cohen and Livvy were sea animals and coy fed them food and when they were "bad" Coy hauled them into the hot tub!
Lucky for us there was a McDonalds to the right of the hotel so we spent a few hours playing there too.  I honestly have never seen a McD's with these video game stations.  The kids could sit and play games on these touchscreens.  There was 3 of them and Coy was so excited he could play one by himself.  Usually Cohen just "lets" him watch him play games.  Needless to say the kids thought these days were sooo much fun!  We are glad to be home!

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