Uh-oh. 150 kilometers, or so, south of Moose Jaw the van started to chug a bit. Something is just not right...
Stop for gas in Midland, SK. Back on the road. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHING. Van not really going. U-turn. Back to gas station.
After our one hour detour in Midland, SK the mechanic (Mr. Short of Shorty's Auto Service) could only replace a spark plug. No experience with Mazdas (Japanese cars ain't too popular around here). We drove on to Moose Jaw with a cylinder misfiring and the Check Engine light flashing. We wrote down the numbers of 6 towing companies as a safeguard.
We've rented a van for tomorrow am. We'll leave our van at Canadian Tire auto service and head to Alberta in the rental. Elizabeth and I will have to drive back some time next week.
Extra expense. Extra stress. No fun. But at least we weren't stranded in the middle of Nowhere, North Dakota. Praise God for that!