Today – the day after the snowstorm (only a couple of inches but felt very “Maine like’) with all the snow on the ground and any rock hounding – if possible – would be very difficult, we decided to head to Portales, NM to pick up Ric’s ukulele – a Christmas gift from Linda, which Lyic forwarded “general delivery” to the Portales Post Office. Well – Portales is about 100 miles from Bottomless Lakes where we are camped – if you stay on the paved roads – by going dirt roads cross country we could basicly shorten our trip by 2 sides of an equilateral triangle – it looked easy on the map.
Folks around here don’t deal all that well with snow – we saw no one – just tracks on the back roads. On the main roads we kept overtaking people (though there were very few out) who felt that snow on the posted 70 MPH road surface meant they should go 30 MPH. Despite that there quite a few cars into the median and out in the “pucker brush”.
Now the tough part begins – how to keep Linda happy through the painful process of learning a new instrument!