April 11. We are in Baltimore. Could actually have made NY city, but didn’t want to buck the end of day traffic and we don’t need to be there until tomorrow. So, nicely put up at the Hyatt right on the Inner Harbor. Good dinner at Sullivan’s. After a very big martini, Ed’s not quite sober so I am writing tonight.
So how did the day go? Well Stewball hesitated, bucked a bit but then settled down. This was after filling with gas with 10% ethanol. These old engines weren’t designed for that. Hope that is the problem and not vapor lock or the rotor in the distributor (Ed has other rotors) or some problem that will manifest itself in China when it is too late to do anything about it. The timing was such that we prefer to think of it as just a gas problem. Maybe Tums will help if it recurs.
Weather was hot. Not prepared for this,but we need to get use to it. Thank goodness for side vents. An early form of air-conditioning. Wonder if we need the winter jackets we brought. It would have been nice not to have added this to our already overstuffed car. But we have them, so let it snow!
Tomorrow the Big Apple.
Jan (and Ed in absentia)