Plan B - we would go to Charleston, walk the Cooper River Bridge, then head to The Whole Foods Store to stock up:o)) Well, the walk the bridge idea was out, but we decided to go to the store once the rains let up.
About 1pm, the rain let up and we hopped in the car, turned the key and NADA -- NOTHING -- just a weak click...click...click :o(( I wasn't sure if it was the battery or the starter. Another camper brought his car over and we tried to jump start it. Again, no luck. So, thank goodness for Coach Net :o)) They said they would send a tow truck, but needed to know where we wanted it towed...Uh Oh!! The camp host was gone and there was no one here who knew the local area. Nancy got online and found two auto repair facilities close by. I called both and got the best vibes from Pete Larsen Auto Repair. Remember that name if you are ever in need of car service in the Charleston Area. Pete was great and he is also an RVer!
Once I called Coach Net and told them where to tow the car, they said it would be a couple hours. About 3pm, the tow truck arrived.
Up It Goes!!
I Promise I'll Be Careful ;o))
Bye Bye ;o((
Oh Well....Watcha Gonna Do...
Watch Out For Those SPEED BUMPS!!!!
As I watch our car being towed away,
I wondered how I was going to pick it up when it got fixed?!?!
So for the next hour, I stewed about what was going on
and how it might all work out ;o((
About 4pm, a big Mobile Suites Fifth Wheel
pulled into the site next to us.
As I walked past them on the way to see the Camp host to seek some help for my car predicament, I heard a shout, "Hey Bill, remember us???"
It was James and Tonya Thompson!!
We had met them at the RV-Dreams Rally two years ago in Longs, SC.
Just when we needed help the RV-Dreamers show-up! Within minutes, I received a phone call from Pete that the car only needed a new battery and was ready to be picked up. While James finished set-up, Tanya graciously took me down to pick up the car. Nancy was busy fixing a Spaghetti dinner for all of us! We enjoyed dinner together and catching up with them while we sat around the campfire after dinner.
Talk about a "Charmed" life... The couple we originally were to see today was named Thompson and now, another couple named Thompson rescued us:o)) A unknown mechanic who happened to be an RVer fixed our car and an RV-Dreamer showed up to get us there!!!
Thanks again James and Tonya!!!
We wish you the best and we'll see you "down the road!"