Camping aT a gas station
Day 56. 48.8 miles to the Chaco Trade Center. It’s only 3 pm but there is no place to camp in the next 70 miles so we are camping next to the railroad car near a vast solar array installation. It’s a gas station /convenience store in the Navajo nation that allows camping. This morning Tara dropped a package at the post office, shipping home the old rain gear. Her cousin brought a new rain suit from REI yesterday when she came to visit. She also brought us both awesome waterproof over mitts for our hands so no more doggy bags on our hands anyways, we are just saving them for our feet! Today’s miles were quite fast and we stopped a few times for snacks, lunch , and pee stops. Mostly rolling hills. The blue sky did not have a cloud in it this morning and it was close to 50° when we left. It was warm and comfortable and we had rolling hills all the way. Scrubland, low sage brush, a few cows. There were four horses that raced us along in the field paralleling the road for a couple miles. They truly seemed entertained by going faster than us! They pulled up at the fence, waited for us and ran off again. This afternoon the white puffy clouds are spectacular and we’re hoping it does not rain because we are camping in a less than ideal location. I.e. could be mud…. First order of businesses on arriving was ice cream. No need to rush as we are early with no place to go. Sooooo, the gas station locks the fence/gate at 8 pm and opens it at 7 am. We are grateful to have a water source. It’s going to be a long night. I don’t even have a book.
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