Day two is under our belts, as are the remainder of Texas, New Mexico, and part of Colorado. 850.2 miles of the trip are behind us.
Let me say that while New Mexico is strangely pretty, it is also very boring. And I'm way too old and too white to enjoy the one radio station I could get through most of the desert. James rode two-thirds of the day with Jim, so it was me and the pets together up until Santa Fe, when James switched back over to riding with me. We'd gone into Santa Fe to try to find their Home Depot to buy some more bungee cords and tarps, but we got lost. The touristy area of Santa Fe seems very inviting and interesting, by the way, and if you ever get the chance to go there and look around, seems like a nice place to spend an afternoon. If you're not lost and stressed, that is.
We got to Mom's and Stan's later in the day than we'd planned, thanks to our detour through Santa Fe, but they still had a hot dinner waiting for us when we got there. Ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, and lemon pie for dessert. YUM!
My sister Carla and her family had rearranged their travel plans so that we could see them before we all parted ways, and it was so nice to see them again! They had to leave that night to get to their destination by Thursday morning, so after dinner, we had to say our goodbyes.
Here we are, from left to right: James, me, Stan, Mom, Carla, Chris, Steven, Adam, and Jim. Tate is on the floor, but she laid down so now you can't see her.
Not knowing ahead of time that Carla and Company would be leaving before night, Stan had made us reservations down the road from their house at Vallecito Lake B&B. We stayed in the Hunter Room. We came back to Mom's for breakfast, but looking through their guest book, I'm sure the B&B's breakfasts would have been very tasty, too, so check them out if you find yourself in Bayfield in need of a place to spend the night. Check back in tomorrow for pictures of our day with Mom and Stan, okay?