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?