So, after Walmart, I headed back through town, and cut over to US Route 82. Then I left town - at a walk this time. I figured the Espanola Police Department wasn’t bad, they were just confused and not really sure of the actual laws. They buzzed me a couple of times on the way out, but left me alone. They probably figured that even though I’m slow, give me a little time and I’ll be gone (they were so right).
Tonight, I’m about a mile south of the town of Hernadez, at the home of Jose. I met him just north of Espanola, and he offered me a place to stay on his property. He’s a super guy, who has really gone out of his way to ensure I have everything I need, including power and water. A lot of folks in this largely Hispanic community have stopped by to wish me well.
In spite of a couple of incidents, this has been a great day. We brought a lot of smiles to a lot of faces; and i got a change to use two ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cards. Now how many people can say that?
Tomorrow should be a short day before we pull into the horse ranch of some folks down the road. I’ve been extended an invitation to stop and rest the team. The Three Amigos have marched through half the State of New Mexico since the last day off, and are really ready for a couple of days of pasture time.
I didn’t have an internet signal tonight, so I’ll post this blog tomorrow afternoon.