Turns out my Cruiserworks.com "Defender" boots were the wrong fit. I was floored that Cara there asked where I was and then got a new pair over-nighted to me in Santa Fe! She tells me that I'm not "special" and that all customers get the same fantastic customer service. Well, with the proper fit... OMG!!! These might be the best boots I've ever had in my life! I almost slept in them one night when it was cold... they're that comfortable. I shouldn't have tried to break in new boots only a couple days before I left, but now that I'm getting the real deal... I can't imagine wearing anything else. I've now hiked in deep sand and nothing got inside the boots. They grip great on wet pavement and are comfortable enough to walk around Santa Fe all day with no foot ache at all. No joke!
I've also ridden in the rain 3 times now and my feet stayed completely dry. These boots are definitely worth their weight in gold. I'm fairly frugal in general and to be honest, I don't know if I would have paid $200 for boots. Now that I've experienced THESE boots, I can say they are definitely worth it.
One would have thought that one would have plenty of connectivity in the U.S. Not so. I've found the connectivity to be horrible and nowhere near as good as it is in Mexico.
True, there's wifi in plenty of places like this campground I'm at in Southfork, Colorado. However, evidently all the grandkids showed grandma and grandpa how to stream video with their laptops but failed to explain to them that they drag the entire network down. ARGHHH!!!! It taking me 20mins just to download 1MB file.
So, I've added Whrrl stories I've been doing to keep you caught up. They are HERE
I've also added a fresh photo gallery HERE
I'm hoping to get caught up on the next hotel stay with better wifi speed.