Monday, August 9, 2010

Big Boom!!! and an Old Ft Bliss Update

Wow, what a couple of days. Yesterday Sheryl and I were headed out for lunch, when she looked down at the tire area and said "hey honey we have a flat tire" to which I looked and responded "Wow, I guess we do, wonder what happened??" Of course you would think that it was kinda obvious from the picture, however we have a table with our grill set up right over the tires. Well, just after saying "wonder how that happened" I looked alittle closer and Holy Cow!!! Thats what I saw.
Funney thing is, we have just been sitting here. I have never heard of a tire exploding just sitting, but I guess they do. I asked a couple of other folks in the campground if they have ever heard of such a thing?? and to my surprise, three people answered yup, happened to me once. Ok, so it's not an uncommon occurance.....still odd to me. If there is a bright side, it was the only old tire we had, the other three are brand new occording to the previous owner. So it's off to Wally World on Wed. to get a new tire.

If you remember from the last post I took a side trip to Old Ft Bliss a couple of days ago. Today Sheryl and I had to go back down to El Paso for a Doctors appointment, so I thought I swing by and show it to Sheryl and see if the museum part was open today. As luck would have it, it was, so we took the self guided tour and checked it all out.
They did a very good job of mocking up several areas, even though it is just the remains of the church and hospital. Above is the General Store.
Spinning Room

Barracks Area

Blacksmith Shop

And of course your Loving Site Hosts
Thought you all would like to see a few pictures of the inside and a glimps of life for our militay men of the mid 1800s in the old west.
Ok, see you on the next go round....Take Care and thanks for dropping by!!!


Happytrails said...

Wow, now that is a flat tire!! I am with you...I have never heard of a tire just exploding while sitting like that. Glad you were sitting and not traveling.
Thanks for the look into the past. Those barracks were pretty plain...we've come along way. A great place to go on our "to see" list. Thanks!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

You need to go to a casino, you have good luck. That tire failed at just the right time and didn't cause any damage to your trailer like it could have if you were on the road. Phew!

Great pix of the musuem, have to put it on our bucket list. Keep up the good work on your blog, we enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of a tire exploding while sitting still either and wow such a huge tear across the entire carcass.

We continue to enjoy reading your blog.

Take care,
Ron & Elena

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