After pulling into the small street by the tire store, we talked
with the owner, and found out that none of the streets would take us
back out to the road (we would have to turn around, and when towing the
van, we cannot back-up). He told me that big truck usually turn
around in the small lot in front of the shed (in the center of the
picture above). He carefully walked us through the "u-turn", and
we were successful, just missing the steel girder sticking out of the
ground next to the ditch on the left side of the driveway (as you look
at the building) by a few inches. Next, we found out that neither
he nor any of the three other tire stores in town had the tires that we
needed. However, he was helpful in pointing out that the rear
tires of the van were probably overloaded (this may have been the cause
of the blow-out, or it could have been related to the large chunk of
truck tire that we had inadvertently run over the day before.).
Any way, we continued on to Sylva, NC, where we eventually replaced the
tires with heavy-duty Michelin tires..