Note: Writing has been a real struggle for me today and I don’t feel like this post is very good. My brain fog seems to return whenever I have to spend more time in civilization.
Today was another long day on the road to Albuquerque. The 7 hour drive went pretty well and I only had to stop to decontaminate once.
Unfortunately, things got really rough when we arrived in the Albuquerque area and started looking for a place to sleep.
We were planning to find somewhere outside the city to sleep in the car and then look for a campsite tomorrow.
It took us more that 4 extra hours of driving in the dark just to find a spot. It was so hard to see anything! We drove out of the city in one direction but I reacted badly and we had to turn around and try another direction. We repeated this process again which included driving through a particularly bad feeling town twice. I got so tired of decontaminating!
In the end we tried 4 different spots that looked promising before landing on a decent one. I reacted badly to all 4 of them! Believe it or not, I’ve gone through 12 shirts in 2 days!
It was 1:30am when we finally found a decent spot. Unfortunately, it’s right next to a railroad track and two very loud trains have already gone by. Oh well, we knew this was going to be a rough transition. We’ll just have to deal with the noise tonight and get as much sleep as we can. We’re both way too exhausted to keep looking anyway.
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