Click, Clank, Clunk

Day 2 – Albuquerque to Las Cruces

I really don’t know how to describe the noise emitting from our car. We did know it was worrisome. We were 95 miles south of Albuquerque and 130 miles north of Las Cruces. Not a good location to have a break down.

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img_1935Stopping in the parking lot at Bosque Dell Apache National Wildlife Refuge Bob did the manly thing looking under the hood returning with no diagnosis. We decide to skip the Visitor Center and drive through the Refuge. I call the service department of the Honda dealer in Las Cruces. Yes, they will look at the car this afternoon for a diagnosis. With fingers crossed we make a beeline down I-25.Stopping in the parking lot at Bosque Dell Apache National Wildlife Refuge Bob did the manly thing looking under the hood returning with no diagnosis. We decide to skip the Visitor Center and drive through the Refuge. I call the service department of the Honda dealer in Las Cruces. Yes, they will look at the car this afternoon for a diagnosis. With fingers crossed we make a beeline down I-25.

Did I mention it’s Friday? We may have an extended stay in Las Cruces. Fortunately our reservations are for two nights in able to spend time with cousin Todd and family.

By 5:00pm we know the issue is the water pump, a part has been located, replacement should be complete tomorrow after and cousins Todd and Garrett have gotten us and our luggage across town to the hotel. All in all we are very fortunate so many things fell into place, we could have completely broken down somewhere requiring a 100 mile tow, days waiting for a part and no family to the rescue.

We settle into our one-bedroom suite at Staybridge with pizza and salad from just across the parking lot. Sweet dreams!

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