Trip Start Apr 29, 2008
9Trip End May 24, 2008
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I was off to the town of Murfreesboro, TN which was bout a 350 mile trip. Not one of my longest drives but not far off. The weather was great i had plenty of good music,fags and water. The views were spectacular. Lots of rivers with huge bridges and lots of woodlands and little towns along the way.These are the places that i wanted to see.Its the places you see in the films that have a population of about 300 and all related. The route was littered with these places. Brought back memories of the film Deliverance except no one was playing a banjo. I choose the town of Murfreesboror cause it was a typical sounding mid American town that no one has heard of. Redneck country.
I had learnt my lesson the previous days with the sun so i had some factor million to put on and also thought if i could lighten my hair up with it being in the sun all day
Did not take as long as i expected and with stopping only once i did the drive in about 5 hrs. The roads were all highways so you could zip along but just keeping an eye out for the law. Up came my turning to get into murfreesboro and my hotel was just a few hundred meters after i turned off. THEN DISASTER HAPPENED!!!!! I had a double blow out of the tires. Both right hand sides went at the same time.I bounced of the kerb into the turning for the hotel and ended up in a small ditch. I managed to drive the car out and park it in front of the hotel. Two rips on both tires. Glad it did not happen a few minutes earlier when i was doing 80mph. Might not of been typing this now.
At the beginning of the trip i was urming and arghing whether to get the road side assistance cover. Seen as i was driving over 5000 miles i should and i am glad i did. I read up on the policy and it covered me or replacement tires. Easy i thought.Oh how i was wrong. I phoned National car hire up to explain the problem and the bloke said no problem, we will just replace the car. OK i thought s thats easy.Except not with a convertible.DON'T THINK SO!!!!!
Unfortunately this was not going to be done till the morning. So with out a car i had to walk for my tea.What a nightmare. Fancy having to walk to a drive-Thur for your tea. Never mind it cant get worse tomorrow.OH IT COULD AND DID !!!!!!!