Anyone find a license plate in Kansas?

February 28, 2013 — 6 Comments

Kansas HighwayIt seems the travel Gods aren’t even easing us into the mayhem that can often hit during travel.  We’re on our last “moving” leg as we finish our trip from New Orleans to Dallas to Oklahoma to Colorado with a Uhaul trailer in tow and a dog in the back seat.  We’ve spent some good time with our families and friends as we say our goodbyes before our 9 month trip.

Now to the mayhem; we noticed a loose license plate as we left Oklahoma, but I readjusted it at a truck stop and thought it would survive the trip.  We were in the middle of Kansas and heard a rattling in the back which we thought might be the plate.  Instead of stopping, we chose to continue and pull over later to check it.  After a while, we noticed the rattling stopped – it must’ve magically fixed itself!

Turns out it didn’t fix itself.  After we finally checked the plate, we’d driven at least 20 miles from when we last heard it.  What do you do?  Go back and look for it or acknowledge you’re screwed and move onto the next steps of trying to get a new plate from a state you just left or issue a new plate from the other state where you don’t really live?

We went for the former and went on a search mission.  The snow on the side of the road made the search much harder as the plate would likely blend in.  Long story short – we found a license plate but it wasn’t ours (what’s the chances of that) and added 1.5 hours to our 11 hour trip without a successful recovery of our license plate.  Bummer!

Oh well, I don’t think this is the only time we’ll have an issue the next nine months.  While we were looking for the plate, our visa service called to let us know India only issued as a 6 month Visa (we needed about 8 months as we’ll visit in August/Sept) so now it’s time to deal with that!

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6 responses to Anyone find a license plate in Kansas?

  1. SHSIH, I hope the rip fairs better as it goes. For the record I hate moving. SO I have a great deal of sympathy for your plight. Aside for that, there will be challenges and a whole lot more, that is all part of the adventure, isn’t it? Enjoy the ride my friend, and be safe. 🙂

    • True, moving is just one of those prerequisites before we can go have fun! Yes, will continue to try and look at our challenges as adventures and keep a positive attitude 🙂

  2. Sounds like fun so far! That makes the trip more fun. Haha I’ll keep track of your travels to India…Peter may be there. He’s working on a project that will take him there several times between now and August. Have fun!

    • At least we haven’t had any hospital visits yet! It would be so awesome if we could meet up in India… our Visa is good until 8/20, so we’ll be there before that!

  3. This is hilarious, Dan! I can just imagine the two of you searching for a license plate in the snow over 20 miles of road! Oh my goodness! Unlike Susan, I don’t have sympathy for you on your moving. The moving part is the sign that YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY FOR THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!! And that totally rocks! Hopefully, though, the trip will go a lot smoother than the beginning. Hopefully, you get your Visa extended for India and all goes well. India would be soooo cool, too! Take care, be safe and God bless!

  4. This is just getting you used to all the things that may / will happen on this trip. This is where your talent to ‘roll with the punches’ will come in handy. LOL 🙂

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