The rest of our drive was fairly calm. We found our way back out of Deer Island and made it to Bar Harbor where we stopped into town to pick up some more local beers and possibly a fire log if we could fins a grocery store.
For some reason on our way back out of Bar Harbor we took a wrong turn and ended up on possibly the longest route to our campground. It really didn’t help that we were getting tired, had no phone signal which ment no internet to look up a map and Tom TOm didn’t know of our campground.
We ended up at two small towns not on our maps before finally finding the correct route and just when the stress level couldn’t get any worse… *CRACK* a rock hit the windshield and left a huge crack about 6 inches across and all spidered out.
If we had only made the left turn out of Bar Harbor we were only 10 min. from the campground and none of this would have happened. Not to mention how hard it was going to be to get this fixed when we had to keep our schedule and the answering service people from Safelite are the dumbest people on Earth! I’m totally not kidding!
After setting up our tent we drove to the nearest gas station to fill up and call our Insurance Company about the crack. (In Florida, windshields are 100% covered) It was just getting dark so after filling up we sat in the car and called, this was my conversation after Safelite took over the call:
-> When did this happen?
Me: Near Bar Harbor, Maine
-> I have a repair shop 9 miles from you (gives me the address)
I recognized the street name because we have a street with the same name back in Orlando.
Me: Is that in Orlando, Florida?
-> Yes, it’s the closest shop to you.
Me: No, I need it fixed in Maine
-> Oh, you’re in Maine?
-> Do you have the car with you?
Me: (Laughing) I’m sitting in it!
-> Ok, let me call the local shop to schedule a time for you.
We needed the earliest time available so it wouldn’t kill our schedule for tomorrow.
Me: What are their hours by the way?
-> They are open from 8am to 6pm, would you like me to call them for you?
Me: That would be great.
-> What time is it there in Maine?
-> Well they are going to be closed.
Seriously, if I could find an app to let me record my calls on the iPhone I’d post the call as proof! They are sooooo stupid!
At this point we weren’t building a fire, we just wanted to go to bed and it was starting to rain. It’s a good thing we were staying here two nights because we are going to need tomorrow to recover!