As of about 2:00 AM, Garbelly's brother Logan and girlfriend Miranda arrived to the Chama Trails Inn amidst their long drive from Los Angeles to St Louis. While Critter was fast asleep, the rest of us stayed up for another thirty minutes and caught up on as much as we could. Inching closer to 3:00 AM, we all headed to bed with plans of waking up to get breakfast.
Just as planned we woke up extremely late, missed breakfast and went to lunch around noon. Unfortunately Feliciano's Pizza was closed again, so we went to eat at the Foster Hotel Restaurant. We chose this spot because it had a nice outdoor area we could sit and eat with Miranda's two dogs. All six of us talked about how the hike was going and enjoyed delicious New Mexico food (the dogs ate some scrambled eggs).
Seeing family and friends while on trail is one of the most refreshing feelings hikers can experience. Feelings of homesickness are extinguished and you are left with a strong feeling of support. Garbelly and Logan have traveled parts of the world together and plan to travel more. It was exciting to have Logan get to be a part of our big adventure even if it was not for a full 24 hours. Every person we get to see and meet on trail is so fundamental in our journey. We can not thank everyone enough for helping us out along the way. Thanks so much for an amazing day Logan and Miranda!
Garbelly & Critter
PS. Here marks the end of New Mexico. To continue following along on our adventure, go to our Colorado page! Now isnt that a good feeling?! It sure is for us! We also love receiving feedback. Let us know what you like or dislike about our page! We love criticism because it allows us the chance to learn and grow. Thank you so much following along so far. Here's to many more adventures, a new state, and new stories.