The day was slow and cold. It snowed on us during the load in and one local crewman went sliding down the metal ramp as he was carrying a wall. As Alan was trying to pull out the truck ramp his foot happened to be planted on a sheet of ice and thanks to physics, he went sliding under the truck. It's moments like that I wish I had 24 hour video footage going. Ah well.
We had a good crowd and survived the small stage to enjoy a lovely drive on to Alto the next day. Near the resort of Riudoso (where I recall going on a family trip when I was young, stayed in an A-Frame cabin and built a pine needle city with my sister).
Mood: Upbeat and adventurous!
Wildlife spotted... a herd of antelope. Roadrunner! (state bird). And cacti. I guess that isn't wildlife..but it is alive. In the wild.
Food: Excellent meal at Stella's (Estelle's?) In Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 'historic old downtown'. It was run down but had lots of character. We found a music store with an adorable couple who gave us some great New Mexico driving tunes and the great tip for lunch - where I recieved an education about Mexican food and probably the best enchilada I've ever had. Then a bookstore - always a must-see.And on to Alto...