We got home yesterday afternoon from our trip to the US. We had a great time. We were gone four and a half weeks. And tonight I head to the airport to pick someone up to start our next event. We have a group of national pastors and missionaries who work with the Deaf in Mexico coming to our house for a week.
During the trip we turned over 280,000 miles in our truck. The Suburban is a 1990 1/2 ton, 2 wheel drive. This is its second engine and transmission from what I understand. The first ones were replaced with re-built units at 100,000 miles. The truck does have some problems, but that is to be expected after all these miles. Some day we will own a vehicle younger than our children, but probably not any time soon.
We made the trip up through Mexico in 2 days. We pushed a lot and made 14 hours each day. Coming back we were not in that much of a hurry. We casually crossed the border at 8:00 Wednesday morning. The sun had already been up for quite some time. We drove until we got to Poza Rica, part way between Tampico and Veracruz, about 6:00 that night. On Thursday we drove on to Ciudad del Carmen in about 10 hours. Then we just had an easy 4.5 to 5 hour trip on Friday to get back home.
On the way home our transmission started acting strange. I will know more on Monday as to what the cause of the problem is.
It is good to be home. We spent most of Friday cleaning up the dust that had settled in the last month. Our landlord had the house painted while we were gone too. We knew he was doing it, so it was no surprise. It looks really nice.