I got a flat outside of Albuquerque and was glad for flat fix. The curb I hit in San Francisco made the tires catywampus so add another $350.00 for alignment and some kind of shim thingys – I check it out on-line – totally legitimate charges.
The southwest desert is a big lonesome in the middle of nowhere. Cell phone service is sketchy and towns are far and few between. I would hate to be on the side of the road without water or shelter from the sun.
Since we are prepared it was just a hiccup on our road to everywhere.