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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Honu Gets Buffeted With 50 MPH Wind

Aloha Everyone,

Driving back to California on I-8,  we can see the wind turbines in Ocotillo spinning followed by warning signs which read, "Strong wind for the next 60 miles." During previous occasions, we experienced strong wind and some dust storms, but still we encountered no problem with Honu.

However today the wind velocity was reported to be 50 mph and J.J and I started to hear very loud ear piercing sounds from both the driver and passenger side windows. What happened next was unnerving. Honu's computer system which usually is right on the money began flashing on the dash board with warning messages, "Tires are sliding," and "Cruise control malfunctioning."

Ocotillo to Julian, Boulevard to Pine Valley are my favorite segments of Interstate 8. Today's drive was one of the most challenging for J.J. Fortunately, once we arrived in San Diego, J.J. turned the engine off and restarted. All systems went back to normal.

Wonderful reunion and lunch with our son, daughter-in-law and our granddaughter before we returned home to my Mother's. All well that ends well. My Mother advanced her clocks by one hour in anticipation of Daylight Savings Time and we retired early.

Aloha -- Cathi