Yesterday was a very eventful drive. We left by 8:00 am and got home at 12:30 am. We managed to have car trouble that looked worse than it was (it was a blown fuse but the symptoms hinted at the engine overheating or transmission problems). I just have to say thanks to all my family members who offered advise and support (some I was caravaning with and others I wasn’t), the friendly gentleman at Rimco Sales and Service in Cortez, CO and his friends at the Express Lube who looked at my car to help get me on my way.
I also want to say thanks to the Utah Highway Patrol officer who pulled me over when I was speeding to get past an impending road closure and who subsequently let me off with a warning (5 years without any blemish on my record just paid off) and explained that the road was slowed by construction but not closed (contrary to what I had been told). It turned out that the road closure in Price, UT that I had been warned about was posted for Tuesday, August 5th – I was racing for a deadline 72 hours too early.