We are back in Santa Fe, with wi-fi, a comfy bed, and a free day before the trip really resumes. Max is off to be clipped in about an hour, and I’m going to do a little exploring while he’s busy.
Doug texted me this morning to say that things are “coming along good!!” He says there are a few small things like charging the AC, alignment, and polishing still to do, but it looks like Tuesday or Wednesday for sure!
Since there is still a wildfire burning near Tucumcari – which is on our route back to Amarillo – I think I will wait to head back there until tomorrow. Meanwhile, I may take the Turquoise Trail back to Albuquerque this afternoon, and we can visit the Old Town there.
On our way here from Placitas and Truth or Consequences yesterday, I stopped in Socorro again, hoping the little hot dog wagon would be on the plaza. It wasn’t.
Max and I took a stroll around the plaza and discovered an interesting big chunk of metal, enshrined on a pedestal:
Straight out of Dr. Strangelove… I wondered if it was still radioactive.