Annnnnd, we’re back in Helena. A shiny new fuel pump and fuel filter just wasn’t enough to get us over the hill outside Helena. (It did fix the fuel problem, but that just meant we were able to get far enough up the hill that overheating became an issue.) While we could have limped it up the hill and carried on, we decided that there are really a lot of hills between here and Olympia and maybe we’re not really into that kind of adventure right now.
So, tomorrow we’ll take the truck back to White Sulphur and see if we want to don the hazmat suits and try to clean up the van, or whether we abandon the whole project and just drive back with what we can fit in the Scion.
On the plus side, this hotel is the kind that has waffles as part of the continental breakfast 🙂