Noelle here:

Transmission fixed! Woo hoo!

Bob at Bob’s Red Bluff Transmission was awesome and took great care of us.

He’s a great guy with a very clean and actually beautiful shop!

We packed up and were ready to go the next morning. Went a mile down the freeway and turned around to come back to Bob. The van was shaking and really loud in the back.

Turns out the driveline was bent. Most likely from the tow but who knows. We came back to the Hotel California where we can apparently check out but never leave. 🤣

Seriously the staff here are super nice too. So nice that even once the van was fixed again, we just kept staying.

Steve has been under the weather so we’re trying to make sure he’s mended enough to hike again. I guilted him into going to urgent care so I don’t have to worry about him any more than normal on the trail.

We’ve been working on some videos, which has been pretty fun. We’ve watched a fair amount of Fixer Upper and Chopped. And a few movies on HBO. I’ve gained weight. I think Steve has too. I’m ready to walk for awhile.

Supposedly we’re going back towards the trail tomorrow. I’ll kind of believe it when I see it at this point.