After the season in Santa Fe, after the other buskers had left, we headed to Boulder. It was a long drive through the middle of the state, involving two multiple mile backups as people were returning from Labor Day weekend. I had mulled stopping in Ludlow, but we took the route that was 80 miles shorter, which unfortunately took us significantly longer.
We arrived in time for me to do a single set of about an hour on Pearl Street, netting us a little money but not much., We had to find a hotel room, which do not come cheap in this area; dive motels were wanting $90 a night or more.
So the next morning we got up with the intention of finding a campground. We drove to the first one, then went to check out the second. Two miles up the 14% grade, the car overheated. We limped it down the mountain and to a garage where it is being looked at. At the very least, there is an obstruction in the coolant hoses. It could be much, much worse.
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