Tuesday, December 29, 2015

We Made it Through the Rain Without Wipers

     We are die hard Disney fans, this year proved how nothing will stop us from taking our yearly trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. 

     Prior to our July 2015 trip my moms van was having issues. She had it in the shop several times and we were a bit concerned that we would have to all crowd into my small car. Mind you if that would have been the case, we would have done it. (Shoot when I was a kid we piled several of us into vehicles and even without air conditioning.) One problem with the van would get fixed, another would arise, then another problem fixed and another new one. Finally a few days before we were to leave the van was working. 

     On the night of July 1, 2015, the night before we were to leave town, my mom went to wash the van and called me to tell me that the windshield wipers did not work. We were starting to wonder if for some reason we were not supposed to go to California. But that thought did not last long. We knew we were going no matter what.

     The next morning my mom took the van in to the shop to see if they could fix the wipers. We thought maybe something had been unhooked when they fixed another problem. But, they told her it was the motor and it would take them at least a half a day to fix it. Well that was not going to work. My mom told them were were headed out of town so the man at the garage told her to use Rain-X on the windshield.

     You would think rain would  not be a concern in July but every year we usually hit rain in Flagstaff and sometimes near Kingman, Az. So, we got some Rain-X and put it on the windshield. We squirted it on and then wiped it off. It left a film but we did not care. 

     Lo and behold we did hit rain, it was near Flagstaff and it did come down pretty hard at some points. At first we were feeling a panic because we had no wipers but the rain balled up and just ran off the windshield. It actually worked better than wipers at times. It was so strange though. When we slowed down it was harder to see because it did not run off the windshield. 

     We stopped, got gas and put more Rain-X on the windshield. We hit more rain near Kingman and it was even harder rain but again the Rain-X proved to amaze us.We put it on again but the next time we put it one we read the bottle and it said to wipe with a damp cloth after applying to remove the film. We did that and no more film. Rain-X saved the day.

     We proved that come hell or high water, wipers or no wipers, nothing will keep us from Disney Resort. "We Made it Through the Rain" became our theme song for the year.


  1. Not sure that would work in the UK. For a start the rain is a bit more persistent here and also it is illegal in the UK to drive a car without working windscreen wipers or washers!

  2. Not something we would do on a regular basis of course but we were not staying home lol and the Rain-X was great stuff!

  3. I have never been to Disney. I do love Mickey Mouse. My niece came over with an outfit of mickey mouse. I thought she looked cute.