21st May 2022
I decided to have a early night .
Big Mistake as I couldn’t sleep, not sure what was bothering me but I tossed and turned until stupid o clock
The alarm woke me and I jumped into the shower this time the water was red hot. So a quick shower.
I finished packing , then left the motel, i crossed over the road and began walking to McDonald’s our meeting place.
As I pass the laundrette I heard a voice “Snail. “
I turned to see Chameleon closely followed by Shoes.
We chatted for a few minutes before I needed to move.
Once at McDonald’s I ordered bacon & egg muffins,hash browns and coffee.
Rip it up and Pacer where here but they had a tide organised with freinds
Then bandaid arrived ( she had organised the transport)
After breakfast we went outside there were 8 of us hikers so two cars.
Frank was our driver snd his brother the other.
Just before we entered their was an original log cabin so we all had a nose. Amazing it’s still standing wow.
We set off in convoy,stopping first at Ghost ranch as some hikers had boxes here
Then we posed for a photo once we entered the guys on the gate were not that happy and so not a warm welcome here.
The place was heaving lots of people with their easels and were painting some looked amazing. I wandered around and brought a cold drink while others picked up their Resupply boxes
There seemed to be several events going on as there were people queuing everywhere
We then returned to the car and continued on
On the way we had a long stop as there was construction work happenening. impressive. It was a long complex of various vehicles all in a line. And what they were doing was breaking up the tarmac mixing it up adding more tar and then relaying it.
Further on it began to rain,real rain wow.
Eventually we made it into chama and our drivers stopped at the post office. As I got out the air was really chilly nothing like new Mexico. Once inside It was busy with dozens of hikers posting boxes, picking up boxes ,repacking boxes and just being busy.
I joined the line.
Robinson 3 boxes I said passing over my drivers licence
She went away .came back later empty handed.
Nothing she said. Do you have tracking no,?
Yes I did but it was in the bottom of my pack.
I hurried outside and began to search through my pack.
Great. Got it. I went back inside and handed over my receipts .
Once again she was gone for a while. She returned with several sheets of paper.
And explained that NONE of my packages were here.
Really I said to myself . Another problem. Okay looks like I will chase Monday !!.
Okay hotel. Luckily there was room in the one opposite the post office .I took three nights .
I may be here a while as I need my snow gear. So will camp some where cheaper if necessary.
But I will work that out Monday
Not sure whats gone wrong but wrong it is.
Okay all the guys in the cars are hungry so we find a restaurant. I try quellias (chicken) bloody good and a couple of beers.
Right we all head off in different directions apart from Mr Green who heads out to the trail.
Once back in my room I try to make sence of why my parcels are not here.
But will possibly be best to chat to the post office Monday.
So now tv and chill
During the evening I get a message from Chameleon and Shoes they are in Town and staying at the Rv Park. Sounds a okay place. So will probably stay there next week.
Okay now I am hungry. I take a nose around town and as I’m passing a couple come out of restaurant and say its great here.
Alrighty then..I walk inside and order a pizza and beer.then head outside there is a great fire pit and about a dozen people.
The beer is a cloudy Ipa called hazy sunshine.very tasty. Then my pizza arrives. I have to say its incredible, really tasty and cooked perfectly.. I ordered another beer then got chating to a few locals .they brought me a couple of beers.we sat around the fire pit chatting until it was my bed time.
Mileage still zero.