Joe and I decided to embark on an autumn road trip. We headed North and made it as far as St. Ignatius before we ran into a little snag. Just 1.5 miles from town, we could not get the spare to release from under the car (we Googled this apparently common problem). Joe had to walk into town to purchase a portable air pump so we could pump the tire up just enough to get into town, where we made it just 30 minutes before the tire shop was scheduled to close. Whew! We made it to Whitefish, MT in time for the delicious dinner my sister, Jackie prepared.