Quite a change from yesterday morning:
Pleasant open Ponderosa country. I was really tired … simple supper of soup and salad, then read a while. Chilly at night, but pleasantly so.
Spent some time in the morning sun thinking about not thinking. And writing about thinking about not thinking. Part of what I want to do on this trip is learn to ramp down the Planner in me. Tai Chi is described as “moving meditation.” To some extent, I want this trip to be a moving meditation, helping me to get better at living in the moment.
Yesterday afternoon I drove into Gallup to do a little shopping and fill up the gas tank for the trip to Dolores. I'm getting between 9 and 10 mpg, which is good (believe it or not!) Yesterday was 9.72. What's less good is that gas prices are going up, moved by whatever inexplicable forces. I was paying $2.19 at the end if the New Mexico trip last month; yesterday the best I could find here in Gallup was $2.65. I'm still close enough to the budget parameters of 9 mpg and $2.50.
Next report: House Creek Campground on McPhee Reservoir.