For those of you still following us and keeping track of our "Nightmare in Aurora," the latest logistical summersault we are working toward is we will drive back to Syracuse and get in a twilight ride today (~40 miles) and a short ride in the morning to Defiance OH (36 miles). That way, Kyle and Casey can still, remarkably, catch their flight out of Detroit. We still have a shot at this! We are supposed to hear from the shop at 11 am so we hung out at the hotel and caught up on emails and relaxed. This is a rest day so might as well take advantage.
My phone rang and I saw the all too familiar number for Coffman's. I quickly answered and it was Jeff, the service manager, on the line. "We hit a bump in the road" he said. I didn't here much after that but did catch "We ordered the wrong fuel pump."
We arrived at Coffman's at about 4 pm and miraculously the RV was done!!! Let's pick it up, pay the bill and get the #$@% out of here! OK, now what, more logistics to figure out. Since it was past 5, we were stuck with the rented truck for One. More. Day. We called the rental car company and found out that since we've had the car for 5 days, it's cheaper to switch to a weekly rate and essentially get the next two days free. What? Good news? I'm speechless (well let's not exaggerate). OK, lets drive to and campground close to O'Hare, use the truck to drop the boys off for their flight and then return the truck tomorrow morning and be on our way.
We are up at 4:45 am tomorrow to provide plenty of time to get to the airport for a 7:30 flight. Will get us to Syracuse sooner so I can get back on the bike and forget about the "Nightmare in Aurora."