It was cloudy for the early part of the day. We were headed for a mountain lookout next and there was much concern that it would be so foggy at the top that we wouldn't be able to see anything. Fortunately, we had to drive for about 40 minutes to get there and it did clear up very nicely. However, about half way up the mountain, our bus blew a tire. It sounded like a shotgun blast when it went and you can see in the photo that it wasn't just a little hole. We limped about 500 yards to a wide spot in the road for repairs.
Now, you might think that this was a catastrophe, but it really wasn't. I was ready for something different and a little exciting after the orchard.
We were on our way to the highest point on this mountain when the tire blew. You can see the tiny road on the right side of the mountain. We had to have a motorcycle escort go ahead of us to clear the road because there wasn't room for the bus and any other vehicle on the road at the same time.
Sigrid checked out the sights as the bus tire was being changed.
I had never seen a bus tire changed before.......two firsts in the same day! You do it the same way as you do a car tire except you have to use bigger tools.