Prepared for a long day at Toyota in Albuquerque. Pongo started making noise at 3500 RPMs and was loud at 4000 and losing power, we tried to find the problem at camp, checked intake, vacuum leaks, etc and Beth made a guess, failing fan clutch. I called several dealerships and they were all booked, but said I could drop off and wait to see if they could get me in. Larry H. Miller opened at 7am, I was there at 6:15 and 5th in line, by 7am, the line over 20 deep… I was prepared for a long day, but their temporary waiting room was amazing, free sodas, food, newspapers and wifi… I was done and fixed before 10am. Funny story, after confirming fan clutch, the tech wanted to ride with me to confirm the lack of power, he wasn’t used to driving a Tacoma with all the bumpers etc… we only needed the parking lot to confirm it was fixed. Glad all dealerships are not “stealerships”
Cactus blooming, since I figured it was a down day, spent the day at camp and a bike ride.
Elizabeth decided we needed to explore the dirt roads of San Juan National Forest and since spring flowers were blooming, we called the day a Flower Safari. James thought the hills were alive with music…
So this was the trip, drive dirt road, see new flower, stop, take pictures and videos and repeat
That James guy….
I don’t know flowers, but it was fun and an awesome day to drive dirt roads.
I didn’t capture an image, but our lunch spot was amazing, a meadow with snow cap mountains surrounding us. That afternoon I mountain biked the Ramparts Trail again to make the video I posted below. Overall an awesome day (Day 24 of 49)