Well, this has to be a first. We’ve stopped for the night in Sam’s and Wal-Mart parking lots, Northridge Friends Church’s parking lot, empty lots and in the parking beside a street, but never before have we set up camp in the middle of a road! Technically, it’s the entrance lane in a VERY large RV parking lot, but there is a stop sign right in front of us. When we arrived in Albuquerque we called ahead to let the Fiesta (not Festival as I had earlier reported) people know we were coming, but when we got to the registration building, no one was there. We waited awhile, then waited some more and finally got in touch with the woman we had originally called. She said someone’s husband would be right over and sure enough, he showed up but couldn’t figure out what to do with us, either. So he made a phone call and told us to stay RIGHT WHERE WE ARE and at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning, someone will come to take care of us. And if anyone comes in behind us, they should stay put until morning as well. Since we’re level enough not to slide out of bed if we’re careful, we hung the windshield curtains and started the generator.
When you use a mail forwarding service, any time the mail arrives is about like Christmas! We waited in T or C for the package that should have come on Saturday. Only one bill and two checks! You can’t beat that!
The weather forecast is for nice weather through our stint as volunteers here, including some 50 degree mornings like our Kansas friends have been experiencing. We’ll probably be pulling out long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts for our 4:30 duties in Park & Ride over the weekend. Until then, we don’t know what we’ll be doing other than hanging banners somewhere, or maybe a lot of “somewheres”. I’ll try to keep you posted on our activities.