DAY 30 ZERO IN Grants

13th May 2020

 I slept well its a real bed.

Okay chores.i grabbed my sleeping bag  and set off down town I tried hitching first then just gave up..i watched as  several busses past me..I could have caught one maybe

 about 30mins later I passed the French boys and bandaid I waved.  I as I continued the bus came the other way. I waved it down.the driver was very  helpful.  And offered to take me to the post we drove back around bandaid got on.

At last we were at the post office .i bounced my food box  but my bag was not there dam.the Post lady  said it my be logged in if I pop back in a hr.

I headed across the road and had a coffee and breakfast bagel the bagel was so so good.

As I sat there I checked Rei oh they havnt shipped  yet. Okay

I finished my coffee as I was leaving I asked the owner if there was any onein town who did sports massage.

To my amazement she said yes I use this lady  and gave me her number.

I then asked a random question. 

Do you happen to have scales here?  Her husband said yes would you like to weigh yourself. 

He produced the scales and I stepped on 198lb oh my I’ve lost 20lb.

I thanked them and walked back to the post office.  As I arrived the bus returned so I jumped on and headed home.

We passed by the fire station znd sat out dide were snout a dozen kids in fire helmets  ah bless.

Once in my room i cracked a beer and rang Rei to see if I could change the address snd delivery. 

I spoke to a lady called Morgan who was super helpful. 

It appears that both my items are here  and at the Usps depot  but are waiting g for release.  But no one knows why.i spent an hr on the phone .its seems a fuck up by usps. But They were not able to drop it to my motel.

It could be that both items are at the post office tomorrow.but  the post office closes at 12pm tomorrow.  So Rei are going to sent me a duplicate to Cuba. Fingers crossed.

Okay I’m happy either that.

I next rang the physio.  And I have an appointment for 10.45 am tomorrow fingers crossed.

Okay shopping. I headed to  walmart and got most of my stuff except spam  singles lol. 

Okay home tv and nothing

I settled on the bed cracked a beer and caught up on blog.

Later I cooked a lasagne that I picked up from walmart.very tasty. Impressed.

Okays. Now I am  up to date 

Hurrah and relax

Miles just a few 


DAY 29 A disappointing day

12th May

I woke early and  could hear others packing but wasn’t sure who?  When i  emerged to have a wee,The boys were ready to walk out.

I was worried about them being on the road this early, although at this time it will  probably  be quite.

I began packing up   and soon I was ready.i visuted the  toilet,  the luxury of sitting on a seat lol.

Okay i was ready

I marched out  laughing as I saw Dr Tom had left his old water bottle.

It was a cool.morning as i  walked past the lava fields,   back dropped by the cliffs to my right

I started at agood pace trying to.ignore the pain in my hip I pushed on and then decided  iwas hurting too much. Ahead sat shoes and Chameleon. Shoes was also beatup . okay reluctantly  we decided we were going to hitch 

No hiker wants to do this but pushing  on injured could  lead to getting off trail permanently. 

The third car stopped and we managed to squeeze in .he wasn’t going all the way  but we really didn’t care.

But as we drove and chatted he changed his mind and ended taking us all the way .

We were soon in Grants..he then agreed to take shoes to where ever his package I got out.

Across  the road was motel 6 fingers crossed there is a room.

I went for three nights and discounted it was $60 a night.

I found my room and collapsed on the bed.

Okay I stripped off and used the shower.once clean I began to go through my gear.

Okay now I can relax.i began working  on my WordPress blog.

Okay laundry I got some change and started laundry 

Next.  I walked to the shop got some bits and of course beer.

Dam I’ve brought two pockets of the same by mistake.

I dried my laundry Okay im hungry.

It seems like every thing is down town 2 miles away. Oh hold on there’s a taco bell across the street.i put on my shoes and headed out. I ordered two burritos  and fries. They tasted device, washed down with  cold beer result.

I spent the next few hours flicking through the numerous channels before bed.

Mileage 11