Travel Portrait 02: Arrival/Bed & Breakfast
March 13, 2007 [listen]
Arrival: Starting View
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 5:41:42 PM
I just finished lunch/dinner. I'm a few miles outside
views are fantastic!
Am I There Yet?
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 6:01:50 PM
I'm on HWY 84 at a stoplight in town.
I'm about to get on the "highway" proper.
Am I there yet?!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 6:20:24 PM
The scenery has yet to become a typical backdrop.
I have to keep both eyes on the road, and both hands on
the steering wheel.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 6:39:08 PM
By now, you should know that I am heading towards Abiquiú,
However, the road sign says that I'm headed towards Taos.
I have to make a pit
stop and ask
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 6:51:18 PM
Always the sightseer.
The drive is supposed to take two hours. I've stopped
at the grocery store to get some late-night snacks, toiletries,
AND I've pulled up along the side of the road to take
pictures. [BTW--I forgot my larger camera, books, and
I saw this view and had to turn around.
Oh, Cow Markers!!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 7:16:23 PM
There are signs along the highway indicating cow-crossing.
However, what I'm supposed to be looking for are mile
markers. The mile markers will let me know that the
is near. I've located the cows, but the vacancy in the
pasture is full!!!
The sun is setting and my night vision is not good. Did
that road sign say Abiquiú? In the opposite
direction? The convenience
store is closed?! But the time is only 7:24pm!
Cellphone signal out of range. I do have plenty of gas
in the car. Let's turn around and drive--and pay attention
to the mile markers!!!. I've got a phone signal, but the
cell battery is running low. I should be able to contact
"Hello. Yes, I'm about three mile markers away? I'll
look for your blinking hazard lights on the side of the
road. Thanks for your help."
I unpacked, phoned home, took a water-drout shower, listened
to some tunes while snacking on some chips-n-salsa,
There isn't enough light to take pictures of my "cottage."
I will do so later.