For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Sep 10, 2016

Not the Best Day to Try the SLR

I had such a horrendous day, yesterday, that I'm not even going to blog about it. It's behind me and today is a new day.

I should have stuck to my trusty Panasonic. I first had intentions to drive to South Fork, then changed my mind and decided to go to Lake City--the Silver Thread Trail. The scenery was breathtaking at some points which is why I said it was unfortunate that I took today to switch cameras. It didn't help that it was an overcast day. I have included a couple of my pictures, but also some links to some very good pictures.

Passing through Pagosa Springs, I thought it might be a good place to get a haircut. The GPS directed me to a place called Snips. I called them and they said it would be about an hour and a half. I really didn't want to waste that much time, but it gave me time to have lunch and gas up the truck, and time to spare. I didn't have a great choice, so wound up at a KFC. I have never had such poor service in my whole life. Everyone who had ordered was upset. Forty-five minutes to get the order. I don't know what kind of problems they were having. If I hadn't had the nearby hair appointment, I would have left. I felt sorry for the kid at the register, he was getting all kinds of grief, and it wasn't his fault.

I ate lunch and went on over to Snips and got there at 1:30 which was the time they said they could do it. Finally, at 2:15 I said, I really can't wait any longer and they asked if could I wait just 5 minutes. I did, and I got a haircut.

I was concerned because I wanted time to wander around the towns; that didn't happen, and I didn't make it all the way to Lake City because I had to get back to the trailer before dark. I can't see to drive at night.

I went over Wolf Creek Pass which was an experience in itself. They say it's over 10,800 feet and I believe them. The scenery is beautiful and the roads well engineered. My gas gauge decided to quit. Seemed to begin, again, at lower altitude.

I "think" my fridge is fixed thanks to a lady at a hardware store, yesterday. She took time to purge my tank--it had vapor lock. She knew more about things than most men I know. It probably was that she had more patience.

The last two hours coming home were difficult because I was driving west and it was very difficult to see. Fortunately, there's not traffic out here, but I was worried about hitting a deer. I saw wildlife signs all day, but I think someone put the word out that I was coming and all wildlife should stay in the woods. I won't post it, but I took a picture of a sign that said "Don't Feed the Wildlife". A man had a little Yorkie with him and was looking at the falls, too, and I asked him if he was wild. I think the Yorkies are so cute--well, all dogs are cute. I can walk, but can no longer walk up inclines so unlike in 2010, I had to be satisfied looking at the falls from a distance.

It was a long day of driving. I miss talking to Rich about the scenery. Jack and Lizzie used to listen to me and even that filled some sort of void. Where to tomorrow?