Day 4: Houston, ….

I’m starting to think this trip was a really, really stupid idea.

There have been casualties.

First, my Ring doorbell got jostled off the camper on the washboard roads of Iowa. My bad – I forgot to remove it.

The carcass

Then the fan in my camper broke, also because I hate interstates. No pics there.

Oh, I forgot about the kayak bow line (ties the fromt of the kayak to the front of the car) that, on day 1, took a header into the tire.

Then today I dropped my kayak and punched a hole in it. I learned this while paddling a beautiful Nebraska lake and taking on water.

But this. This one just about gave me a heart attack. The first picture is looking up through my sunroof. This is how it should look.

This, however, is what I saw about 10 minutes ago:

What the hell?!

So, I’m typing this in front of some ranch in South Dakota where I stopped to put the kayak back on the rack. It was still on the roof but only barely. Yakima, so far I’m not a big fan of your overpriced racks. (For those who care, I have Jaylow racks and the backs of them are giving in to the crazy wind. As a result, the kayak lifts out of the rack entirely.)

That $100 I won today? It’s going toward a great steak dinner and a good bottle of bourbon.

9 Replies to “Day 4: Houston, ….”

  1. You’ve got this! What an amazing adventure! Hope things only get better from now on!

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  2. OMG, you are hilarious! You should have a Go-Pro camera & a YouTube channel. This is great entertainment!!!

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  3. Good excuse to get a MaxFan Deluxe. It can be open during a rainstorm and doesn’t irrigate your trailer. When closed its almost as short as the Fantastic fan. (Only costs money!)

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  4. Congrats on the win and for noticing the kayak shift before it got away. Earl can tell you how to easily fix a small hole, but it will take a whole lot of milk jugs to fix 65 mph road rash.

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  5. Ok, things have to improve! Here’s to Day 4! You won $100????

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