After concluding our dip in Solider Meadows Hot Springs, we continued our travels down Soldier Meadows Road – a 40+ mile drive down a dirt and gravel road.
About 20 miles into the drive, the truck we were in alerted us that we were losing pressure in the right rear tire pretty quickly.
We had a flat.
We stopped the truck, and our friends stopped their truck and that was when we discovered that their right rear tire was deflating too.
Something in the road had got us both.
You’d be wrong.
Everyone swung into action.
Illiana directed me to get the air compressor and fix-a-flat kit out of the back of the truck. Tejas prepped and patched the tires. Lucky Linda inspected the tires. Twisty and Manaea inspected their car for additional leaks. It was like a carefully orchestrated symphony. Everyone had their part and did what they needed to do to ensure that the tires were fixed quickly.
I can’t tell you how pleasant it was to be with people who reacted with an attitude of flexibility than one of displeasure and crankiness.
Especially since halfway through the process, it started to rain on us.
Lesson learned: Burners are prepared AND flexible.
We proceeded back to Gerlach to eat at Bruno’s again. I changed into my favorite little hi-low white halter dress. See… it looks good.
Instead of heading back to the bar, which I kinda wanted to do but didn’t want to be hung over for the drive home the next day, we headed back to the hotel – Illiana to her room and Tejas and I to our room.
Yes, Tejas and I shared a room for this trip.
More on that later!