It is hard to imagine how big Superior is until you see it. The waves come into the beach like small ocean waves and you can't see to the other side. We took a short drive yesterday to check out the area.
|Public Beach at Two Harbors|
|Two Harbors Lighthouse|
Shortly after leaving the lighthouse we got a call from the Ford service garage telling us what is wrong with the truck.
What they told us was really a shock. When we filled the auxiliary tank on Sunday with diesel, we actually were filling with gas. She specifically asked if we had filled up at a BP station. We had and I told her yes. She said this happens fairly frequently because most stations have a green cover over the fuel handle and some have a green hose to indicate diesel. BP has green on their regular gas. So we apparently added 43 gallons of regular gas to our diesel truck and drove 120 miles pulling the fifth wheel and another 20 miles to the Ford garage.
The most shocking part of the conversation was when she told us the cost to repair the truck is approximately $10,000. Yes, that is TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Ouch! That's the moment when I felt all the blood drain from my face. The entire fuel system must be replaced in order to maintain the remainder of the warranty on the truck.
Fortunately it appears that our auto insurance will cover this costly mistake. We haven't gotten the final answer yet because they have to "inspect" the vehicle but this is generally covered the first time only. Even better, it is considered a comprehensive loss rather than collision so our deductible is $100 and they will cover the cost of the rental car.
The repairs should be complete in about a week (holding my breath) and we'll be on our way.
Now back to our sightseeing trip.
These pictures were taken near sunset and just before a gully-washer of a rain storm blew in.