Today was not a good day. First day back following vacation - which was actually ok until lunchtime when I noticed one of my car's wheels was "sparkling." Upon closer inspection, there was about a 10 inch tear and I could see the inner tube thing! After brief consultation online with my dad, I ended up with four new tires. I did get 45,000 miles out of the first batch and with upcoming trips, better to be safe than sorry. Just wasn't planning on dropping that kind of dough RIGHT after vacation.