10/3/16 (Monday) in Pena Blanca, NM (Tetilla Peak Recreation Area-COE)
Remember our exciting time trying to find our camp site yesterday? Well, we had some similar excitement today. Long story short, there were 2 addresses: 30 Buffalo Thunder Road that John put into his GPS and 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail (my sister wasn’t sure if it was Road or Trail) that I’d put into my Waze (phone app). We could tell that John’s address was in Santa Fe while mine went another 11 miles. He was pretty sure that was right so we kept going, trying to text my sister where we were and to verify that we were heading to the right place. She saw the text about how far away we were but not our verification questions. Luckily, that was the right address, at Buffalo Thunder Road exit, yet the address stamped into a rock at that Casino (and Hilton) said 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail. Sheesh.
We all decided that we were pooped from our previous days’ activities, so we happily found a comfortable, semi private place to visit at the hotel. Then it was lunch time. The concierge suggested Gabriel’s Mexican Restaurant nearby. John preferred Arby’s and found one close by from searching google. After a few efforts, it just didn’t appear, but Gabriel’s did, so we turned in there. John had his phone out, setting it down between his legs. Unfortunately, as he got out of the car, forgetting that phone, it dropped and broke, big time. Oops.
Our meals were great, a lovely break in our day. Later in the afternoon we played “13”, a fun addition to our visit. All good things must come to an end. We wanted to get home before the sun set, so we said our goodbyes. As it happened the sun actually set at 6:43 and we got home at 6:50. Yay, in time for “Dancing With The Stars.”