This morning we stopped by a mechanic to have our spare wheel checked out. It was dancing below the car when driving and Patrick had been unable to identify its root cause. In the past three other car shops – amongst which an official Toyota dealer – had said that it would be impossible to take it off should it be needed because of all the rust. However, our mechanic got under the car and with the aid of his magic super spray he managed to do the trick in less than 10 minutes. It was a good thing that we had stopped because apparently it had gone flat. So the mechanic took Patrick to a local tire shop to have it fixed. When they got back he attached the wheel properly again and off we were.
The rest of the day we drove towards San Miguel. Again it was a rainy day and the drive was really exhausting needing both our attention on the road all the time not only to watch out for other cars, dangerous turns and unexpected holes in the ground but also for crossing goats, sheep, horses, pigs, cows, dogs and even the rare chicken. By the time we got to our destination we were happy to take a little nap on the clean bed.
When we were rested a little bit we went into town to have a look around. There is a big covered market in the city centre where you can literally by EVERYTHING and it all costs 3 dollars if you have to believe what they are shouting around! 🙂 So we thought, how hard can it be to find a sticker here for the car. Well, it turns out … really hard BUT in the end we succeeded! After this hunt, we went back to the hotel and the rest of the evening we prepared our Honduras crossing tomorrow and spent most of it watching American soaps on television (new episodes of ‘The Big Bang Theory’!!!)
I’m gonna be a wheel someday
I’m gonna be somebody
I’m gonna be a real gone cat
And then I’ll want you