|The "90210 Breakfast Special"|
After breakfast we checked the ropes holding down the Swinging Jenny and discovered that the man's right toes were up in the air.
|The nuts holding the sculpture down had worked loose|
|Turned out the Locktite was necessary|
Doing the repair cost us several hours and soon after we left Amarillo the snow started falling.
|Snow is starting to fall as we leave Amarillo|
It was so cold that the snow was light and powdery and the big trucks blew the snow out of the right lane so the sparse traffic keep moving right along. Then when the snow had reached about 3" I suddenly noticed red brakelights coming on at the top of the hill. When I put my brake on I realized that we were suddenly driving on ice. At the crest of the hill we could see several trucks and cars had swerved and skidded off of the road. For the next couple of hours we stuck in a one lane traffic jam. It was pretty intense driving. Finally, by the time we got to Albuquerque, New Mexico the snow had stopped as the winter storm stayed to the east of the continental divide.
We stopped for dinner at El Cafecito in a little town of Grants, New Mexico. Duncan had eaten there last summer on his mountain bike ride from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide.
|My dinner entry was $4.50|
We bedded down for the night in Flagstaff, Arizona.