She packed up her bags and she took off down the road! Two women packing for four days in this limited space was nothing short of a miracle! Thank goodness Tanya has short legs! What's that stuff on the car? No wipers but I had Rain-x'd Lets roll! Started to overheat as soon as we hit highway speeds. Pit stop on the side of 45 in a not so nice area. As luck would have it there was a policeman setting within sight! Guess we burped some air out at the higher rpm's. We let it cool down, filled it back up and decided to try again. We made it through Houston and he was running a little hot but ok. I love this road! We met up with Bill in Hempstead and I didn't even run out of gas! Stopped in Elgin for a photo that I always wanted! Starting having clutch issues just prior the Beyersville- had to minimize shifting. I could see Tim "Junior Stock", Denise, and Mike "Earl Shieb" ahead of me just before we got there. Made it! My new best friend - Norm! Cookies and Beer - Yummy! The food was outstanding. Thanks Meatheads! The best beans I have ever eaten. Someone said Javier made them. Coleslaw and sausage were so good! And I was sucking down some ice tea! Tim and Denise Bill and Denise The band was thumpin! One of my favorites there. I wanted to hear this fire up and missed it! .