Day 24 28th
Unsure what time the pool opened, we packed up & were heading to the bus at . We invited Vince to join us.
My lack of faith at the opening hours of tourist resorts, I took a swim in the
Paul explained to the early rising hot spring workers what we were doing & they let us all in for free.
I think this was perhaps the highlight for Vince of his time with the Monks.
Saying our farewells, we signed V Man’s truck & headed out with Lee, a friend of Pam’s, who was willing to take us through to
The contrast between Vince’s truck at 35 miles an hour & Lee’s Subaru at 75mph was striking.
Lee took us out of his way to get pictures at The Great Continental Divide,
where we learned Crocks are not designed for snow wear.
We went on from there to Red Rock, a natural amphitheatre where many of the greats have played. There was a concert going on when we arrived, so we weren’t able to get in & test the acoustics with our monkish chants, but instead provided some visual stimulus for some of the Widespread Panic’s fans to spin on.
In Boulder we said our farewells to Lee & walking down the street, discovered they still play The Big Labowski at the cinemas there, with a free White Russian for all wearing a robe. We were tempted to stay a few days 'til the next screening, but duty called us on.
We caught a cheap bus to
One of the bar men was having a particularly slow night & it turned out, had done a bunch of cycle touring. So he & Nateon & Paul had a lot in common & shared road adventure stories while I talked with Steven from
It wasn’t too much later that Stephen from ‘The World by Road’ came to join us too.
Robin decided that we should stay at his place for the night, instead of in the park as we were planning & when his shift was done, he took us back to his sleep out with two rooms, a bathroom & kitchen. It was better than a hotel room! Perfect. Thanks so much Robin.