Thursday, May 7, 2015
Stopped at a couple vistas, one where I to walk a little to get to. By then, I was a stop at the visitor's center and do some shopping.
Back on the way toward Farmington,I drove US 550 to Aztec NM. I had forgotten the narrow, winding route that US 550 carves up and down the San Juan Mountains from Ouray to Durango, CO. Encountered some snow in the air - thankfully, nothing sticking to the road.
Made a wrong turn in Aztec, but with the help with a convenience store clerk, I fount Azrec Ruins National Monument. Parked the car and walked up to the entrance. Realized my camera SD card was about full. Back to the car to get a cleared card. The ranger gave me basic info about touring the ruins.
My body was about toast when I got back to the car. As I got into Farmington, it took 2 different stops to find my hotel. First stop was at the Cottonwood Cycles. Got the skinny on singletrack and bike path information in the area.
Checking in the room, I found me in a cracker-box room. Not even a chair and desk/table to use my laptop. Had to moved rooms - to a handicapped room. By now, I was very tired and frustrated. Took some time to move photo files onto the laptop. Processed my files into HDR photographs. Online, found a local brew-put for dinner. Problem was that I was too tired to think about dinner. Crashed into bed.