Nobody said that every day of this “journey” was going to be wonderful. The unfortunate thing for me is my being impatient. I know we have had it pretty good overall, but when we are sat down with car problems, like we are now, I get very anxious to get on the road again. Living out of a hotel room is starting to take it toll as well. Like not being able to control the heat, like eating out at restaurants for every meal, like watching too much TV and the same programs on the 2 channels are playing the same news over and over and over… Saturday and Sunday we took advantage of still being in Madrid to see some more of the city. Now we feel like we have seen pretty much all that is worth seeing. Yesterday we saw the Egyptian Temple Debod. This temple was given to Spain for their help in moving a very large area of ruins (Abŭ Simbel) from an area around Aswan. This area is now completely under water because of the Aswan High Dam. Fact is, when we were there in Aswan, we visited Abŭ Simbel to see the rebuilt ruins and then took a sailing fluka boat across the area where it once was. I don’t remember just how many countries helped with this Egyptian project, but all that did received such a gift.
We just got our phone call from our mechanic…”Your Van is ready to pick up”… Well, tonight we will stay here in the hotel and then in the morning we are finally off to Portugal. By the way, when "Bumble Bee" went by way of the tow truck, I found a web site that I found interesting and helpful. They indicated that if I was to email them with my problem, they may be able to help me with an answer or a fix. I received a return email the next morning and I went to the mechanic with it... Their email saved me a longer diagnosis and helped in getting the van out of the garage faster...Thanks Ken @ www.vanagain.com