But remember, this is not a travel documentary, if you want to see the sights, it is best to get over there yourself. However, sometimes I'll describe the scenery, when I'm in the mood.
Not only did I not find the Walmart in Amarillo, I headed north before 7:00 AM into a solid chill. Worse, no gas stations on the route means I ran dry seven miles from Dumas and had to use my emergency gas to get into town. Here is the first volcanic hill I passed. Had I not read several books on geology, I would not have known what to look for. This area is highly unstable over time. Lots of time, I mean, like millions of years.
This is repeat info, but a large part of coffee is the aroma of the evaporating volatile oils in the steam. A lid will block out that factor. Also, coffee in too large or small a size is also wrong, as the steam needs the coffee to cool at a steady rate to maximize the sensation of “fresh coffee”. That’s why I laugh when I see people knocking back tiny cups or Bubba with his 16 oz big gulp.
The population of northeastern New Mexico is three cows. I know there must be more to keep the terrain from overbalancing toward the forest rangers. Great scenery, becoming greater as the Rockies appear on the horizon. Plainly, it has been snowing no matter what the reports say. Thus, I plan to blast over the Rockies on I-70 west from Denver. That route goes to nowhere in Utah, but snow or not, I’m heading there. It will be okay once I get past Vale unless I hit an early blizzard.
Yes, I know I should have settled the price first, but on basic repairs, you just don’t have time to haggle every detail. I was expecting $20. But I don’t argue with pig-shaped people on the roadside. That’s Raton Honda, in Raton New Mexico, run by a total asshole.
The Internet says he is one of the Polage clan, hicks and hucksters--there is a reason small towns are full of nobodies. I should have suspected as much when he had to clear a path through the empty Big Mac wrappers to stand up. He’s so stupid he probably thinks he got away with shafting some dumb tourist. Bubba, that will be the most costly mistake you ever made.
For clarity, that's R & D Honda, on N. 2nd Street, Raton, NM. Don't go there, the owners or whoever was in charge the day I was there are low-life scum.
Nope. I won’t tell you what I did. He might figure out it was me, but I don't suspect he'll be in the rip-off business much longer. Now, allow me to direct your business across the street to A&M Repair, as shown here. Better people, they gave even lent me the pliers the Raton mechanic used to crimp the butt connectors. And gave me a foot of extra wire for free. Nice people, worthy of your patronage. Here is a nice big advertisement for their company. They are nice people. That’s across the street from the Honda place that steals your money.