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Friday, March 9, 2012

3/9/12 Friday day 1 of New Calizona Vacation

We are setting out today for a 10 day vacation with Chris & Diana.  Plans were made back in early winter to go to Dayton Bike Week, and that was the plan until about two weeks ago.
The weather is not cooperating and supposed to rain coming and going.  We go to Plan "B"  Plans are to go to the Grand Canyon, Vegas, drive to California, and come back through Arizona, and then Lubbock and then home.  So with that said, it is 8:00 am and the sun is shining, and the  birds are singing and we are ready to ride.

Its 28 degrees and I have my heated gear on.  We are all bundled up quite nicely.  We get to Amarillo for lunch, and the weather is being very cooperative to this point.  Lunch and gassed up and we are off again.  We start having a lot more overcast, and by the time we are just on the east side of Tucumcari, NM, we start seeing snow.  The temperature is dropping, and the snow is getting thicker.  We get to Santa Rosa and Chuck says something about going ahead and stopping for the night.  It is about 3:30 and I tell him that the last weather map I saw looked like it would be clearing.  Boy was I wrong.  The snow keeps getting thicker and the temperature keeps dropping.  Woops!!!  Guess I was looking at an older map.

Was really glad to get to Cline's Corner and made a quick gas stop and decide we will get to Moriarty and find a place to stop for the night.  We find a motel, and none too soon as it really starts to snow.  By the time we get bikes unloaded they are getting covered.  There is a little burger place across the street so we just walk over for dinner.  Really good food.  Time to chill and hopefully  tomorrow is a little less eventful in the snow department.  This has been a very interesting day to say the least.  :)