Day 48 almost at Pagosa
I had slept really well apart from the Creature of the nights sounds,
my fault I normally hang my trash in a tree. but last night I just put a rock on it a few yards from my tent, so in the middle of the night there was a lot of rustling.
I just pulled my sleeping bag over my head and rolled over!!
As I was close to town or at least the highway I decided that I could have a lie in. But had set the alarm for 6.30 not really sure why.
It was cold when I awoke my watch said minus 5 and again I had frost on my sleeping bag. Once again thank you Rabb for keeping me all cozy
I slowly began to wake up. Checked the local hotels for a hotel, it was a little pricy but I wanted somewhere with a decent shower WIFI and a great bed.
Okay the Quality Inn seems okay.bit pricy but its a a tourist town so that will be my first option. I tried ringing several times but no answer. Okay ill just turn up and see.
And if not Plan B………
Okay I slowly got up and went for a wee, once I opened my tent flap I could see what the rustling was about the whole contents of my trash bag were strewn around, opps I said lol
And then spent the next 5 minutes collecting it all up. I then packed up, what’s the hurry I cannot check in until 3pm. I then made coffee and instant oats. once again, my water was frozen
Okay I’m ready it was 8.30 when I marched down the road, I wasn’t aware but I was on the Wolfs ski resort, I passed several ski lifts, a little further work man was clearing trees, I asked the way (to make sure)
Yes, sir he said, did you spend the night up there?
yes, I replied a little cold. Yes, carry on this road and through the parking lot, but please cut across thee as the machinery was all in use.
I thanked him and did as I was told.
It took me about 40 minutes to reach the road. I crossed and put out mt thumb.
First car that’s great luck.
He was A Navaho welder, he offered me water that I took ,ice cold and not from a pond lol.
We drove to Pagosa he seemed to know the place well so pointed out landmarks,
He was actually going to a place 1 block away so that was a result.
I thanked him grabbed my pack and walked the little way to my hotel. Fingers crossed.
The lady booked me in gave me a small discount but made it clear that I could NOT check in until 3pm.
Is there anywhere that I could leave my pack?
Sure she said.
I dropped my pack grabbed my electricals AND HEADED OUT.
Just as I got outside I ran into Cyclops
Hiya buddy, you just leaving?
No he said but I can’t check in until 3pm and now I have my pack !!
The lady let me put mine in the back room
He went back in and came out pack less
What’s your plan snail?
Breakfast I said,
Mind if I tag along,
Just as we were about to leave, a young couple came by and asked us about the trail,
Then asked if we were father and son which made me laugh
Okay breakfast. we found a place but it was busy and you had to write your name on a list then wait outside until you were called, outside there were several other hikers so we chatted about the last brutal section.
at last we were called, I had a great breakfast with coffee and orange juice, Cyclops was in pain he had slid down a mountain and bruised his cockits . so, after he left to find a pharmacy.
I headed to the Library ….
I spent several hrs in here unloading all my word press blogs.fairly pleased.
I then set off To.the Post office. Whilst there I met Rosemary whom I hadnt seen in a while.
Okay fingers crossed 2 boxes from Rei and a box of goodies from one of my followers .thank you so so much for your kindness. There was a zip lock with some white things in .I thought they were mints at first but I worked out they were towls the ones you put in water and they expand . So very useful do thanks again.
Okay my room now is a tip with stuff everywhere..
Okay I need new shoes again all ready.but they apear out of stock.
So I rang Rei.the assistant was very helpful. And when she tried they were avaliable.
She suggested clearing my cokies.
Well that did the trick and new shoes ordered.
I decided to take a stroll up to the grocer.
It was very clean and tidy but only sold healthy food. Which was great but I wanted some crap to eat lol.
I grabbed some apples and crisps I fancied some of there ale but I was expensive. And lastly I needed handcream as my fingers are sore and cracked. .
I then walked back calling into the liquer store. I asked him what theocal brewey was and brought a 6 pack of Crank Yanker 7.5 % and a large bottle of sprite.
Then a lady just before me brought 4 cans of margarita. What’s that like I asked.
Oh its so good.okay I will grab a tin too.
Once back I caught on video. Then was annoyed with my self for not grabbing something for dinner.
I googled a few places but didn’t want to spend a lot.
I opted for the Mexican.
It wason the river and overlooked the spa on the other side.
The spa costs about $500 a night!!
But it was busy with prople in and out of the dozens of pools and the smell of sulfur was in the air.
I ordered Mexico beer and a shredded beef chimney Chimichanga
It was huge and oh so tasty but I struggled to eat it all.
Okay fed and watered time to go.
Once back I carried on editing video and opened my tin of margarita. Well I am hooked . Its so tasty
Well that’s me done Night all