10/4/16 (Tuesday) in Pena Blanca, NM (Tetilla Peak Recreation Area-COE)
This morning we both tackled a number of household projects. Our gray tank was at 2/3rd (John hadn’t emptied it before we got here), so he used buckets and the car to take the contents to the dump station while I finally got our reservations with Sky City Casino. I also tried more My Passport solutions and asked the camp host to check into our pedestal voltage. We also tried another cord to connect our I-Pod in the car and that worked. It sure feels good when you get this minor things taken care of.
Knowing it would take an hour to get to Albuquerque we left around 10. Due to all those projects we weren’t so early. Plus at the last minute I was trying to get My Passport working. It failed to backup all the files back on 9/29, I’d sent a question to WD so I was trying out their suggestions. Anyway, we’d gone about 7 miles down the pothole road on our way when John realized he needed a couple passwords that he didn’t remember. So we drove back home. By then it was 11, so we just stayed for lunch. Armed with the passwords, we headed to a Costco in Albuquerque. This time, as we neared downtown Albuquerque, John disagreed with the exit the GPS was giving us. After he took “his” exit he realized he couldn’t see Costco and was basically lost. I suggested starting up Waze, or stopping somewhere and setting his GPS for the other Costco. We exchanged words, I got Waze set for another Costco he’d marked in our Costco addresses book. It was even more miles away than the one already set on his GPS, so we continued back to where that GPS was trying to direct us. Apparently the Costco that he had been thinking of was a third choice not mentioned in our discussions. Meanwhile we both noticed how low our gas gauge was getting. We arrived on fumes, as John said. Range reading said 8 miles. Then in the store, the Verizon person spent a really long time helping another customer. A couple got disgusted and left before she could help them. I enjoyed lots of samples, checked out the clothing and books while John waited. Eventually, she could help him and he got his new phone! Next, shopping at Smith’s, then home, in time for supper. I crashed reading my book while John was entertained getting his phone back to normal.