Thursday August 10, 2017 Continental Divide New Mexico Day18
Our muddiest day Day 18
Yesterday we detoured around about two hundred miles of wet slippery road. That was good, but it rained hard this morning around 4 AM and got more roads wet. Desert roads usually mean mud as in snot so we weren’t sure what we were in for today.
Stopped at Pie Town
Then a short time later they tried a piece of pie at this one. I was able to get on the internet here and posted a blog. Seems just about everyone that came to this place stopped to talk about the vans including several local ladies that hinted they’d like to take my passenger’s seat. I declined. :O)
Roads turn muddy
Crossed the Divide several times
Engaged the four wheel drive
Beaverhead and Anthony
We were headed for Beaverhead work station to hopefully find a place to camp for the night.
We pulled in and it didn’t look promising.
But Cheryl said she’d go over to the workers house and see what’s up as nothing was open.
Gold for sure
Well, Cheryl struck gold when when she met Anthony a guy who works there and was just ready to leave for the city for a few days.
Anthony set us up in the parking lot, giving us a nozzle for the water faucet so we could wash all the mud off our rigs.
We decided Anthony was the best and said our good byes to him as he drove off down the road. Cheryl gave him money for beer, he sure earned it with us.
Washed a lot of mud off the vans
That was it for this day. It was our muddiest day yet.
Nice day with a nice end.