Canoeing the Grand

by - August 08, 2014

Took this right after our tire blew out on the highway.  We just wanted to catch our shuttle bus to glorious canoeing and fun times, but no, had to miss it to wait for roadside assistance to come and change the tire. On our rental. Yeah.

Still waiting. I was damned if we were going to miss the next shuttle too.  The guy came and changed the tire to the spare, but advised that we shouldn't really be driving back to Toronto on it.  Ummm...ok. Did I mention this was a rental?

Anyway, we forgot all about that drama once we got into our canoe. I had packed a big lunch and beer and snacks, so we were all ready to go.

It was kind of cold and overcast on this day, but the rain held out for us. It came later, and it came a lot.

Oh Dave I just love you.

After canoeing we figured we would go to Wal-Mart, buy a new tire and have them put it on. They took one look at the rim and said no way. So the rental company (ahem, Zipcar), advised us to call a tow truck and get it towed back to Toronto. They said we could ride back with the tow truck driver. Like it would be fun! No thanks. We decided to take the bus, and it was raining and gloomy and depressing.  But whatever, we didn't die from losing a tire on the highway right?

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