kiwis on route 66
Santa Fe New Mexico to Albuquerque New Mexico - about 110 miles.
We are up on what they call the high plains over 7000 feet that is as high as mount Ruapehu. Hence we have had untold issues with vaporised fuel etc. Never the less we only had one Jeep we had to load twice.
The first load was straight forward in the middle of the road, using Kenny’s 20 ton semi-truck to block traffic. The second load was chaos; the Jeep had pulled off the road into an earthmoving site blocking the motor scrapers and dump trucks. A second recovery vehicle bellied on the curb leaving him stranded across one lane. One of the 5 ton heavies hooked on a chain and pulled him clear but bent the trailer leg in the process, more welding....
We managed to push the dead Jeep onto the trailer. We got back on track and took a wrong turn and Recovery team ended up three miles in the wrong direction. By the time we caught up with the convoy we had missed the daily drivers meeting.
We were given two memorial VFW gold coins for services rendered to the convoy.
We crossed the Rio Grande River like a rocket sled on rails.
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