Monday, July 16, 2012

Stranded in Pittsburgh

Hello readers. It's Sarah Ann. This morning while I was sleeping, our car broke. Well, it didn't exactly break while I was sleeping. It has been making this funny sound for a while. It was this clicking kind of sound. So, this morning my mom took it to a mechanic. It was a good thing she took it there because today we were going to drive seven hours to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The car guy said he could guarantee that if we hadn't brought it in to get fixed, we would've ended up stranded somewhere. It would've probably been in the middle of nowhere. because by Wednesday night, we will be in North Dakota. To get to North Dakota, you have to drive in the middle of nowhere a lot.  Now, we're just stranded in Pittsburgh. They think they can have the car fixed before lunch.

Our plan for today was to stop at Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a picnic and then swim in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It was the first time we would swim at a beach on this trip. We are still going to do that but now we will have to swim tomorrow morning and only have a short stop at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


  1. Good luck with the car & the trip! My parents live just 1 hour west of Pittsburgh and have chickens and goats and a pond, if you don't have time to get where you're going by the time the car gets fixed.

    You are having some excellent adventures, though -- I love reading your posts and seeing all the great pictures -- it looks like lots of fun!

  2. Better to be stuck in Pittsburgh than in the middle of nowhere. I think every long trip includes at least one car problem.

  3. I remember when grandpa and I drove the van to your house in Mass. We had car problems then as well. Maybe the van doesn't like long trips! But it has gone many many miles to soccer games, dance lessons, karate lessons, baseball games, piano lessons, church, friends' houses etc. Hopefully, it will go to many more! I'm glad you are on the road again. Happy trails to you! and your van!

    Love grandma