Wandering the World: El Paso, Texas
So we SLOWLY made our way into El Paso to get the help and rv part we needed to make the slide work again. Sadly, it was SUPER windy and we were climbing elevation. We went about 40 mph. The speedlimit was 80 mph. Ugh.
We finally made it and found an RV repair place that could fit us in if we were willing to stay in the casino parking lot accross the street from their office! Figuring it would only be one night, we said sure! Little did we know.
It turned into 4 nights. In a parking lot. Next to a horse track. You guys... the flies!!!! We were literally overrun. We bought 7 fly swatters and made it a competition to see who could kill the most. The RV repair place was AMAZING, but they could not get the part for another 10 days. That was not going to happen. I ended up on ebay trying to find it. Turned out that we only needed a part of a part and that the rv place could ship it from Dallas, meaning we could get it for $72 shipped overnight and Tom was pretty sure he could install it. We gave it a go. Being the beast that he is, he got it fixed. He amazes me. We ended up having to join the YMCA in order to keep the kids busy and allow us to shower. Yeah, you know, the basics. Whatever, best $68 ever spent.
Good things: I caught up on laundry and we washed the cars and we got the slide fixed. I actually thought El Paso was super interesting. When you drive on the interstate, you can see Mexico on one side and the US on the other. The dicotomy was fascinating. We looked at possibly trading in the truck since we had noticed that it was struggling with the hills, but could not see a way to make it work without having to finance something, so we decided to just push on.