Driving across the country can be stressful. There are so many things to consider, to think about, to factor in, to plan…. Darren and I decided to move to Charlotte, NC from Laguna Hills, CA a couple of months ago and we put that plan into action. Booking U-Haul was a no-brainer for reasons I’ll explain at a later date, but today… today we learned a new perk to driving a U-Haul – road-side assistance or should I say, truck side assistance.
After driving for 12 hours yesterday, Darren was tired. We both slept like babies and were back at it again this morning. Breakfast at Denny’s in Albuquerque was a fitting way to start the day and I was sure to make a bathroom stop before hitting the road again. When I walked out to the truck, Darren was still standing outside.
“What’s wrong?” I asked casually.
He replied, “I locked the keys in the truck.”
“Are you serious,” I said as a approached and noticed the keys dangling from the ignition.
The following conversation is a little less appropriate, but I’ll sum up by saying that we were both frustrated to be standing in the Denny’s parking lot with our two month old daughter in NEW MEXICO in June!
I saw the number to U-Haul on the side of the truck and luckily had the phone with me. Darren called U-Haul and within minutes they found someone to come and unlock the door for us. It wasn’t free, but it was quick and the U-Haul representative was friendly. Her reassuring demeanor was exactly what we needed at that moment and we didn’t need the added stress of finding a locksmith on our own.
Tomorrow is another day and we learned a new perk of renting a U-Haul. Although Darren is an excellent driver and can maneuver the truck in places I couldn’t fit a car, I’ll be sure to check the ignition before getting out next time.
Oklahoma City tonight and on to Tennessee next; what adventures can find along the way?