Today we had to get up early and make the drive from Santa Fe back to Albuquerque to fly home. I will take this time to mention we rented a XM Satellite radio for the trip from the rental company since we knew we would be in the middle of nowhere. Wow, those things suck. There were times when we didn’t even have any obstruction and it had trouble playing music. Next time i thin we will be ok with just using music on my iPhone. The iPhone had a few moments but otherwise it worked pretty well as a GPS. The problems we had were with the TomTom app having really bad data on POI’s. Wow it had stuff in there with addresses that were flat out wrong.
Because Santa Fe was so far from the airport and we had to get the rental car back by noon and we didn’t have a flight till 2:30 we got to the airport way too early. Our luck there was no airport club, wifi or much to do. We got some more reading in and found a sports bar for lunch.
To yet again prove how small a world it is, when we were boarding the plane M saw her friend Cormac settling into his seat for the flight home. After we were in the air he came over to talk and it turns out he was in New Mexico for a conference. We had the same connecting flight in Dallas so we all grabbed lunch before taking off back to NY. We got back to LGA so late that all we did was head home and crash.
This vacation turned out to be just what we needed. It was restful, fun, and a great trip. It is hard to compare to our last trip to Europe but it was awesome in its own way!