_As we were approaching Tepic we got a call over the two-way radio from Sol telling us that they had just blown out one of the tires on their 5th wheel trailer. We weren’t too sure of how far out of Tepic we were, but Sol wanted to ride out as far as possible without trying to change the tire himself. Well we were a little surprised because just as we passed over the hill in front of us, Tepic sat there with a big smile and waving a flag for us. I know I wouldn’t have relished changing that tire and I’m sure Sol felt the same way. It just so happened that the 2nd building we approached was a commercial tire company and they quickly jumped in to get the job done.
_Fortunately Sol had 2 spares, so they were in good shape and didn’t have to buy another tire. While the tire was being changed we all took time for lunch and when finished, the coach was put in gear and we continued on to Mazatlan…our next stop for a week.