Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Miracle in Chicago
My TravelScoot and I have done alot of traveling recently. Today in Chicago the belt decided it was the end of the road. I started noticing a thump and after inspection realized I had a tear in the belt. I luckily had bought an extra belt and had my wrenches in my trusty TravelScoot bag. Being at the IFT Food Show I was wondering how I would find someone to help me. A man walked up and got a sample of a sandwich which was being given next door and asked if he could sit on our couch we had put there just for that occurrence. I said Sure. He asked me what was wrong with my scooter and I told him my tale of woe. He happened to be a mechnical engineer from Guadalajara Mexico and he quickly figured out how to do it....5 minutes later I was like new. You should know that I am married to a woman from Mexico and we have always had good luck in Mexico with people helping us when we had car trouble so I guess I should have expected this but it made me tearful. I was sort of frightened about the idea of having to walk my scooter a couple of blocks and then figuring out how to get it fixed. I am one lucky person: help comes my way when I need it. The lesson here is all folks with TravelScoot keep an extra belt with you at all times and your little Allen wrenches. You never know.......Dean Hughson
Tip from Elizabeth: Print out these instructions too!