Vacation: Continuation of Day 2…

Since we had a terrible morning with the accident and it was raining… we decided to head over the Smoky Mountains to Harrah’s Casino in North Carolina… 1392250755335

It is a beautiful drive… and at the top there is a breathtaking view… At times walking through clouds…

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As we approached the top… and stopped… we smelled a burnt rubber smell… 
Bobby, being a mechanic… looked under the car and around… but, from this view couldn’t make out much… We thought it might be from the hit we took so hard in the morning… A nice gentleman who professed to be a mechanic too… took a look … and seemed to come to Bobby’s conclusion… Needed to take tire off to see better… and at that point noticed more damage to the tire area…
But, on top of a mountain was not the right place!…
My sister was on the phone trying to figure out a solution… u28347241
Do we rent a car?
Can they bring it to us?
Do we call the police?
(They’re who told us the car looked safe to drive)…
Do we connect with the insurance company again?…

We were told they would send a Park Ranger

Bobby and I walked to the bathroom… and literally through some clouds

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and when we returned to parking area… spotted a Park Ranger sitting there…

Bobby went to speak to him… ranger

 

He knew nothing of the call in… but, was so polite and again HE looked under the car… He decided to follow us back to Gatlinburg and stay behind us all the way back down the mountain…

We made it safely back… and he told us the nearest Ford Dealer was in Sevierville, TN… about a 40 minute drive…( Hometown of Dolly Parton ) 75px-Dolly_Parton_CD

After conferring with the insurance company AGAIN!… kle0259

we headed that way!… and finally located it…

By this time… what with being hungry… driving all over… and tired… we weren’t the best of company for anyone…

Of course we always get over these minor setbacks… 

After leaving the car in what seemed to be good hands… we walked to a small Mexican Restaurantk16934299 and sat down to eat…  k6670396

To keep it short…

We met the owner of this restaurant… actually he pulled up a chair to our table and began to talk … We learned of his life and how he came to be owner of this and other restaurants… From very humble beginnings in Mexico to Sevierville, TNCityOfSevierville … in the Smoky Mountains… This young man really witnessed to us of his love of Jesus… and how he had let God lead him in all of his decisions…

A humbling experience we all felt… and would never have had except for this mishap of an accident…

So now… a total of about 10 people had helped us on this journey… How awesome is that!…

The car was repaired safe enough for us to head back to Louisville at the end of our vacation… the hard blow to the tire area had bent the lower rear control armu29707163 causing the emergency brake to be stuck!… I’m so glad we didn’t know that on our way down the Mountain! … and yes!… we eventually made it back across the Smoky Mountains!…

 

to be continued…

 

 

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