Cortez to Durango to Albuquerque
Another mainly driving day but stopped off in Durango for some snowmobiling which was pretty cool. Two guys in their dodgy vans came and picked us up from the bus and took us up into the mountains where our snow mobiles were lined up ready to go. With little to no briefing on how these things work and without signing any waiver we set off up the mountain track with a snow embankment on one side and a drop off into the valley below on the other. Once I worked out the how the thing worked it was time to open the throttle and see if I could break some kinda of speed limit. Unfortunately to get any kind of speed up I had to stop and let the person in front get away and then open it up for a short burst of speed, but the best part is the cornering where I could speed into the corner and get the backend out out, one point I did manage to get one of the front skis off the ground which was cool. There was one person who drove their snowmobile into the snow bank which I didn’t actually see but saw the photo afterwards…..good work that, the guide wasn’t to impressed, although he was a bit of a wanker as he got up anybody who stalled their machine, which considering he gave no instructions was a bit rich.
After the hour or so long trip we headed back to Durango for lunch and for the continuation of the trip. Had a slight delay with leaving since one of the girls went to hospital with the flu as she apparently collapsed during the snowmobile trip, which I didn’t see, but shes back on the bus after $600 plus in medical bills just for the flu..crazy.
Dinner tonight at some joint then off to Texas tomorrow……to the Big Texas Steak Challenge (as seen on Man vs Food)