I had planned to drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Trinidad, Colorado, yesterday, Thursday the 18th.
I left Santa Fe (heading first for Taos NM and then on to Trinidad CO) about 11:30am. I arrived into Espanola about 12-noon and I stopped for lunch.
If you look at the map below, you will notice I did not go very far before I was ready to stop and take-a-break. Say, no more than 20-miles from Santa Fe to Espanola! This was not really a good sign.
Lunch at JoAnn’s.
A very nice restaurant.
Tuna on toasted whole wheat with cottage cheese. Yum-m-m-m!
Then IT hit me like a sledge-hammer. I said to myself ..
“I don’t feel like driving up to Colorado. I want to just chill-out and enjoy the drive to Taos.”
Bad news. I had booked and paid-for a room in Trinidad CO. I did not even have with me the name of the motel nor a phone number for it. I have got to get to a place with Wi Fi so I can fire up my laptop and make a call and see IF I can change my reservation. Some Priceline deals you can not alter nor change the deal.
I saw a Pizza Hut when I came into Espanola! Pizza Huts have Wi Fi.
I backtracked to the Pizza Hut and walked in.
“Sorry Sir. Our Wi Fi is not working.” I was told.
“Man Oh Manischewitz I have got to get connected someplace.”
“I will let you patch-into our Wi Fi.”
I called my place in Trinidad, Colorado. They were cool! They said they’d see me on Friday night.
Then I got onto Priceline and got a deal in Taos.
On to Taos. With a stop-or-two along the way.
Into Taos we roll.
My check-in crew.
Park by my door.
Out to check on the Rio Grande Gorge. HWY 64 about 15-miles out of Taos.
It was in the 50s and the wind was blowing. I nearly froze-to-death.
What a Day!
Smiling .. Cap
- MAY 18, 17 .. LORETTO CHAPEL .. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
- MAY 20, 17 .. WELCOME TO COLORADO MY CAPTAIN !!